Things to see and do at Castleford Museum


Roman Castleford

A child and two adults looking at roman Castleford ruins

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

A woman and a young girl looking at a chariot wheel

Find out more about this 2300-year-old chariot and the man who was buried beneath it.

Jack Hulme photos

Gallery exhibit of Jack Hulme photos

Jack Hulme was a hairdresser and talented photographer. He was from the pit village of Fryston.

His striking black and white images are a fascinating record of a mining community in the mid-1900s.

Henry Moore

A young smiling girl with a big stone sculpture

Discover the early life of Castleford sculptor Henry Moore.

Toddler Tuesdays

A traditional-style teddy bear sat on a basket in front of ceramics displays at Castleford Museum

Join Charlie Bear for a lively session of storytelling, crafts and rhymes! Sessions run every Tuesday in term time, from 10am to 11am.

We’ll be inspired by museum objects and a different theme each month. These sessions are specially designed for ages 2 to 5.

Making their mark

Making their Mark display, with different styles of colourful painted pottery

Alice Gostick was an influential art teacher from Castleford. She sparked a passion for pottery painting across the country. Talented local craftswomen followed her example. Together they established Castleford's proud tradition of hand decorating ceramics.

Joining ranks

Fryston Flying Pickets item with writing opposing pit butchery

We pay tribute to the women who rallied together during the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

Discover how they protected communities and often changed their lives in the process.

Degrees of style

Degrees of style display, with a black and silver designer jacket in a glass display case

Learn about the story of a miner’s daughter turned stylish socialite, who reinvented her life.

Fashion follower Meg returned to education later in life. She swapped glamorous parties for university and a career in design.

Raising champions

Castleford Academy girls rugby league team photo

Explore the incredible history of girls rugby league at Castleford Academy.

Marvel at the school’s honours board. Hear from former students who have made it to the sport’s highest level. See the current stars in action.

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Castleford Forum Museum and Library Carlton Street Castleford WF10 1BB

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