Did you know that Castleford was originally a Roman fort and settlement? Well, the town is home to a wealth of treasures, rich history, and fascinating stories. A visit to Castleford Museum is a wonderful journey itself wherein you get to discover why the area was a great and important meeting place for Bronze Age people.
You can see a unique and special Iron Age chariot and explore objects from Roman Castleford while learning interesting things about marbles, rugby, mining, pottery, and glass. The newly renovated space also features four incredibly special changing displays with content created in partnership with local groups and people.
The early life of Henry Moore, an English artist, best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures is illustrated in the local studies area including his sculpture Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure. It also includes the Castleford Sketchbook by his school friend Albert Wainwright which records many of the places that Moore would have been familiar with while living in the town during the 1920s.
Want to make your trip more fun? Then dress up in armour and discover Castleford’s rich Roman heritage. Explore your own creativity in regular free crafts sessions. The main Museum is located on the top floor of the original 1905 Carnegie Library and entry is free.
Address: Carlton St, Castleford WF10 1BB
Sun and Wed Closed
Mon – Fri 09:30 – 17:00
Sat 09:30 – 16:00
The museum is a 7-minute walk from Castleford Bus Station and a 5-minute walk (0.3mile) from Castleford Railway Station.
By Car and Coach:
Easily accessible from the M62 via Junction 32 along the A639 / A6539. Use WF10 1BB in your sat nav. Get directions with Google Maps.
The nearest car park can be found at Aire Street car park at WF10 1JL.
A place for fun, imagination and play, Castleford Museum is just an 8-minute drive away from Hotel Castleford. Become a member and explore Castleford with us. Enjoy exclusive discounts on local attractions, restaurants, bars, and popular places in the town. Write to us at email@example.com to learn more.