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Visit Castleford Museum
Entrance is free
Opening hours – Reopening 17 May 2021
|Monday||9:30am - 5pm|
|Tuesday||9:30am - 5pm|
|Thursday||9:30am - 5pm|
|Friday||9:30am - 5pm|
|Saturday||9:30am - 4pm|
Facilities and services
- Café nearby
- Parking nearby
- Education facilities
- Step free access in the museum
- Hearing loop
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Lift to the museum
Castleford Museum has followed VisitEngland guidelines in order to ensure that it is safe to visit. This includes:
- Social distancing
- One way systems
- Hand gel
- Face coverings
- Restricted numbers
- Additional cleaning
Visitors do not need to book, but may be asked to wait if the museum is busy. Our quietest visiting times are between 9:30 and 11am.
On arrival you will need to wear a face covering, unless you are medically exempt.
Under the UK Government's NHS Test and Trace scheme we are also required to ask every visitor over the age of 16 to provide their name and contact details. These will be kept secure for 21 days before being destroyed.
To help keep visitors safe we have removed most of our interactive displays in the museum. However, the museum displays are still full of wonderful objects that tell the story of this historic town.
For more information about coming back to Castleford Museum
please watch our short video
Castleford Forum Museum and Library, Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1BB
Get directions with Google Maps. Entrance is free
The museum is located a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. The museum can be found on the top floor of the Castleford Forum Museum and Library building, accessed via steps or lift.
The museum is a 7 minute walk from Castleford Bus Station, and a 5 minute walk (0.3mile) from Castleford Railway Station. For details about local buses and trains please see
By Car and Coach:
Easily accessible from the M62 via Junction 32 along the A639 / A6539. Use WF10 1BB in your sat nav.
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The nearest car park can be found at Aire Street car park at WF10 1JL
Alternative parking in Castleford
- The nearest parking is directly behind the museum and library building on Aire Street, WF10 1JL.
- Staff are on hand to help in any way we can. There is always a member of staff in the museum reception.
- Volunteers are often in the building and are also available to help. They wear a green uniform
Moving around our spaces
- The main museum is on floor 3 of the building, accessible by steps or a lift
- The Henry Moore display can be found on floor 2 of the building
- The exhibition areas are level throughout
- Some of our exhibition spaces have low light levels to protect delicate objects on display
- Sometimes our exhibitions include audio
- We can provide chairs if you need to sit down during your visit
Toilets and baby changing
- Public toilets and baby changing facilities can be found nearby in Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre
- We do not have changing places facilities. The nearest changing places toilet can be found at Junction 32 Outlet Shopping Village, WF10 4FR, 1.8 miles away
Things to see and do
Did you know that Castleford was originally a Roman fort and settlement? Find out more about what is hidden beneath the current town.
Iron Age Chariot
Find out more about this 2300 year old chariot and the man who was buried beneath it.
Discover the early life of Castleford sculptor Henry Moore
We have a regular programme of exhibitions, as well as online, drop in and bookable activities across all our museum and castle sites throughout the year. Please see ourDiscover the Extraordinary blog for all the latest news
We can help you bring excitement to learning!
For more information about our learning programmes, flexible workshop sessions, loans boxes and free downloadable teaching resources please see our
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Since 1923, Wakefield Museums and Castles has collected over 110,000 fascinating objects that help to tell the story of the Wakefield District from the distant past to the present day.
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