Information for children, families and adults

Fun workshops, talks and activities for children, families and adults

Crafty-crocs - messy fun for children aged 2 to 5

These sessions involve messy crafts for toddlers and are held at Wakefield Museum on the first Tuesday of the month during term time. Sessions are free and run from 10am to 11am and from 1.15pm to 2.15pm, but booking is essential as places are limited. Please ensure the children wear clothes you don't mind getting messy!

Young Curators Club - Saturday club for children aged 8 to 13

This free club gives young people the opportunity to get involved in the museum, handle real museum objects, discover interesting historical facts and try new craft activities. Based at Wakefield Museum, the club runs on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Please contact us for more information and an application pack.

Free family workshops

A wide range of fun free workshops is run at all of our museums and both of our castles. This is an opportunity for all the family to get involved, and the workshops are often held during school holidays.

Events and workshops for adults

We run a range of talks and workshops for adults throughout the year.

You can also 'Meet the Curator' at each of our museums:

  • Wakefield Museum - First Thursday of every month 2-4pm
  • Pontefract Museum - Second Wednesday of every month 10am  to 12 noon
  • Castleford Museum - Third Thursday of every month 10am to 12 noon

Wakefield Museum takes part in the Wakefield ArtWalk from 5pm to 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

We welcome all enquiries and comments, so please get in touch using the 'Contact Us' details. You can email us to ask to be added to our mailing list (your details will never be shared).

More information and an up-to-date listing of events are available on the Museums Learning Blog.

Contact us

Museums and Libraries

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 302700