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Pontefract Castle Pontefract Museum Wakefield Museum Castleford Museum Sandal Castle

We can help you bring the excitement to learning!

Children exploring objects during three learning sessions

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.

Flexible sessions: Online or in-school

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 can be delivered at a time and date to suit you. They can be held at school or online.

See our current programme available through the Museums Blog Pages

NEW for 2021 - Loans Boxes

Available to borrow for up to half a term and packed full of suggested activities, schools can book out our loans boxes and get their hands on real objects from our collections - inspiring and engaging students in learning about the past.

We have boxes available on the themes of the Romans, Toys from the Past, The Victorians and from September 2021, WW1 and WW2.

Find out More

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

More information about our full programme and free downloadable teaching resources are available through our Museums Blog Pages

Contact us

Museumslearning@wakefield.gov.uk

Tel: 01924 302700