Access at Castleford Museum

Castleford Museum is committed to being accessible for everyone. Here you can find information about accessible facilities and resources across our site. These will help you plan your visit.

Accessible parking

  • 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

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

Relaxed Openings

Headphones and other sensory equipments kept on a red tray table
Every Friday at 9.30am – 12pm Castleford Museum now runs relaxed opening mornings for any visitors who would benefit from visiting in a quieter, more relaxed setting.  
We will have reduced noise from audio/videos and interactive elements, and lighting will be set to standard even lighting levels. 

There will be a pop-up tent as an additional quiet area, and one of our craft tables will have fidget toys and sensory objects to explore and distract. Ear defenders will be available on request. During the school holidays we will have the same relaxed Friday provision but with extra activities and trails designed for SEND families.

This is new, so if you have any suggestions for how we can make our Fridays more accessible please get in touch and let us know at

Relaxed object handling - Friday 21 June, 10am to 12pm

Celebrate Learning Disability Week at Castleford Museum with a relaxed object handling session!

Join the team to touch and hold real museum objects. Look closely at them and find out what they are.  The friendly staff can answer your questions.

This will happen during our weekly relaxed opening session. This means that any loud noises will be turned down or turned off. It will not be busy and you can be yourself.

Everybody is welcome. It is free to take part. You do not need to book.

This session is for adults and children.

Pick and Mix station

Photo of the station at Castleford Museum

We've now got a multi-sensory Pick and Mix station at Castleford Museum.

It’s full of beautiful tactile tools and resources to support you on your visit. 

You can find the Pick and Mix station just inside the entrance at the Museum.

Choose from a range of items from the Explore, Touch, See and Sound drawers.

You can fill up a backpack with your choice of items and take with you around the galleries.

Contact Us

Castleford Forum Museum and Library Carlton Street Castleford WF10 1BB

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