Wakefield Museum

Creative Tourist
Wakefield Council

Wakefield Museum, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB – Visit Now

Discover the weird, the wonderful and the truly amazing! Entertaining interactive exhibitions, fascinating stories and memorable experiences await the whole family at Wakefield Museum. Explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world’s first nature reserve, and meet some of the animals he preserved and some that he created. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman crocodile that he famously captured on a trip to South America? Imagine life as a nineteenth century prisoner in Wakefield Jail, discover the area’s rugby heritage, hear the strange crackle that forced rhubarb makes when growing, learn the hardships of war throughout the ages and relive the stories of people who have worked, lived and played in the city. Little visitors can dress up in vintage outfits, play with the Rhubarb Express train and cook up a storm in the 1950’s kitchen. Pick up a Digitrail for an alternative way to experience the museum.

  • Burton Street
  • Wakefield
  • WF1 2EB
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit