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What's On in the Next 7 days (25 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017)
26 Sep 2017
Aimed at beginners with little or no experience using documents from the archives we will explore the quirks of seventeenth and eighteenth century handwriting. You will learn how to read and transcribe documents through numerous stunning examples and hands on practice. Booking required, 6.30 – 8.30pm
28 Sep 2017
New to using archives or stuck on a piece of research? Book a 45 minute slot with one of our Archive team to help guide you through using our fascinating collections.Booking required slots at 10am, 11am, 1pm
1 Oct 2017
Striding for Survival is a family friendly event for everyone to come together and unite against pancreatic cancer.
2 Oct 2017
Adults, you can join in too! Pop into the museum for the chance to try a new craft and make new friends!
1 Mar 2017 - 1 Dec 2018
Chesneys Café at the Chesneys Centre in Featherstone open to the public from 8.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. Monday to Friday serving delicious, affordable homemade food and snacks. Call into the café at the centre and receive a friendly welcome.
17 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Wakefield Adult and Community Education Service are enrolling NOW!! Just some of the courses available:Introduction to Autism, Paediatric First Aid, Maths, English, Bookkeeping, British Sign Language, Sewing, Cake Decorating, Food Safety plus lots more. Please enquire.
18 Aug 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
The summer blockbuster season has arrived and there’s a wealth of great films showing at Cineworld Castleford to entertain the whole family over the summer holidays!Family tickets are for groups of four with up to two adults. By booking a family ticket families will get a discount on the total price, working out cheaper than purchasing four tickets individual tickets.To continue in the spirit of summer fun, families can head down to Cineworld Castleford on w/c 21st August to experience Cineworld’s very own GIF photo booth! Take photos with your loved ones and take copies home or share on social.
5 Sep 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
New to archives? Not sure what archives are or how you can use them? Then this is the course for you. A six week evening course where you will explore the West Yorkshire Archive service with information on researching your family tree, the history of your house, looking at the art of palaeography and conservation.
9 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Visit our new exhibition which explores our National Coal Board collection telling some of the stories of coal mining in West Yorkshire.Drop-in during opening hours
25 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Local solicitors are providing their Will-writing services free in return for a donation to Wakefield Hospice. This applies to simple Wills – if yours is more complex, there may be a fee to pay. There's no obligation to leave a gift to the hospice in your Will. Find out more at www.wakefieldhospice.org/Support-Us/Fundraising/Make-a-Will-Week
25 Sep 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
Baby Group every Monday 10-11am all sessions are free of charge.Come along and join in the fun activities planned for each session. Book a place during our sessions and receive free registration and 25% off one months fees *T&C's apply.We look forward to seeing you.