New museum hub in South Elmsall

10/04/2017, PR8526

Museum hub coming to South Elmsall library
Museum hub coming to South Elmsall library

Wakefield Council is launching a new museum hub at South Elmsall library on Friday 21 April.

​The new museum hub will bring a permanent museum offer to the South East of the district. It will initially include objects from all time periods from the local area, including Anglo-Saxon finds to 20th century ornaments. There will also be a display of historic photographs of the local area and residents are able to add to this collection.

Cllr Les Shaw
Cllr Les Shaw

Cllr Les Shaw, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring a museum offer to the south east of the district, utilising some of the space we have available at South Elmsall library.

​“The collections will bring some local history to the area, revealing some fascinating stories. There will also be a display of old photographs from the area. We invite residents to share their stories to add to this collection of amazing memories.”

​On Friday 21 (9.30am-5pm) and Saturday 22 April (10am-1pm) a pop-up ‘Time-Travelling Team Room’ will run alongside the new museum hub where memories can be shared over tea and cake. Extra time-travelling sessions will take place in April and May.

​For more information visit the museums blog at


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