Information for schools


We can help you bring the excitement to learning!

All of our sessions can be used to support learning objectives and are for a maximum class size of 35. The programme uses the museums' rich collections along with local landmarks and history to create memorable and interactive learning experiences.

All sessions are flexible and can be adapted to meet your needs. If you don't find the topic you are looking for, just let us know. We always welcome suggestions for new topics and ways to help you.

Sessions include a diverse range of approaches including role-play, enquiry-led learning, digital film-making, archaeological analysis and lots of hands-on activity - there's no dry history here!

Sessions can be delivered at a time and date to suit you. They can be held at your school or at any of these locations:

  • Wakefield Museum
  • Pontefract Museum
  • Castleford Forum Museum
  • Pontefract Castle
  • Sandal Castle

Sessions are currently charged at:

  • £59 for standard workshops delivered at one of our sites
  • £114 for ‘special’ sessions (such as those lasting a whole day or requiring 2 members of the museum learning team for delivery)
  • £104 for standard workshops delivered in-school (£156 for two, or £180 for three sessions run in one day)
  • Book 5 sessions in a school year and get a 6th free (if all booked at the same time. The workshops will be invoiced at the time of booking to be paid in advance)

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 schools mailing list (your details will never be shared).

More information about planning a school visit, free downloadable teaching resources and a list of current sessions are available through the Museums Learning Blog.​


Contact us

Museums and Libraries

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

01924 302700