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Wakefield Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Half term visit

We visited during half term, if was free entry and there were several activities which were enjoyed... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wakefield museum

A lovely activity to do with a child, dressing up and play kitchen. Events / activities are on... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2017
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  • Average20%
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  • Terrible1%
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Wakefield Museum tells stories about people and their lives. Some are over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. Explore the museum and hear a few of these stories. Follow the themes of wealth and power, hardship and hope...more
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Wakefield One Burton Street, Wakefield WF1 2EB, England
+44 1924 302104
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Took daughter today. Went to the museum on Margaret street and it had gone! Now owned by the college the security guard hadn't a clue where! We eventually found it on the walk back to the train station. It is situated in a building that...More

3  Thank Laura B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is no where near good enough! I loved the old museum which added a lot of atmosphere to the old relics. I've been visiting Wakefield Museum since I was a child so I know what I'm talking about here. The phrase 'if it ain't...More

6  Thank Dora H
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All reviews several activities cafe next door lower floor interesting exhibits half term free entry library crocodiles wigs history children activity information life play
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located very close to railway station the Wakefield museum at the One centre is ideal for toddlers and children. Plenty of things to look at and interact with our toddler had a wonderful afternoon and free (donations welcome) We also had a really tasty lunch...More

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small museum but a great little place to spend an hour or two with some very interesting exhibits The staff are eager to help and a mine of information The only drawback is parking as there is very limited spaces it there is the...More

Thank 549elaineh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit & thoroughly enjoyed the museum, very informative & great for kids too, staff were really friendly & welcoming

Thank durkar5
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Its only small but they have a lot of great exhibits changing during the year The kitchen display is lovely I am old enough to remember my Gran and Granddad having one like it definitely recommend to spend a nice couple of hours

Thank 200Anne36
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Well worth a visit, very accommodating staff and interesting artifacts. I often have a visit to the museum after attending the library upstairs

Thank thedavewmac
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This was a very interactive museum although small. The inspirational gallery (supported by The Hepworth) was as if we were frozen in time in the 19th century it showed us the past of the city and how different it is now. It supported us with...More

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I took my 87 year old Mum here as she has lived in Wakefield all her life and can remember when the museum was in Wood Street. She has dementia and it was wonderful to see how the displays stirred up so many memories for...More

Thank beverley2601
WFMuseums, Manager at Wakefield Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very glad that you and your Mum enjoyed your visited, it's so nice to hear when people connect with the displays. See you again soon.

Reviewed January 13, 2018

In this day and age displaying stuufed animals is offensive.There was no warning the museum had these. The room was on motion sensitive lights. As entered animal room, lights came on and sight of animals horrific. Do not recommend.More

Thank Frances M
WFMuseums, Manager at Wakefield Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

The animals that you refer to are part of the 'Extraordinary World of Charles Waterton' gallery. We asked our curator to explain why the gallery and telling the story of Charles Waterton is so important to the history of Wakefield, and to the conservation of...More

Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We visited during half term, if was free entry and there were several activities which were enjoyed by my 5 year old, it is not a large museum and we had to hunt to find the way in as we had entered the building on...More

Thank ebl_uk
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

A lovely activity to do with a child, dressing up and play kitchen. Events / activities are on during school holidays and weekends. The cafe next door is great also!

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October 23, 2017|
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Response from anna_c182 | Reviewed this property |
Probably best at the train station. Other car parks around the area limit you to 2 hours.
March 7, 2017|
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Response from WFMuseums | Property representative |
Hello Karen, The museum has plenty to do for 3 year olds: - We have a 1950s style child sized kitchen where your grandson could cook up a treat! - Throughout the museum there are interactive opportunities such as trying on... More