Discover Castleford Museum: Unveiling History and Creativity

by | Mar 4, 2022 | Explore Castleford

Castleford, originally a Roman fort and settlement, offers a treasure trove of history and stories. A visit to Castleford Museum is a journey through time, revealing why this area was a significant meeting place for Bronze Age communities.

The museum showcases a remarkable Iron Age chariot and artifacts from Roman Castleford, alongside insights into marbles, rugby, mining, pottery, and glass. Recently renovated, it features four dynamic displays created with local input.

Explore the early life of English artist Henry Moore in the local studies section, which includes his iconic sculpture “Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure” and the Castleford Sketchbook by his school friend Albert Wainwright.

For a fun twist, immerse yourself in Castleford’s Roman heritage with armor dress-ups, or unleash your creativity in free craft sessions. Located on the top floor of the 1905 Carnegie Library, entry to the main Museum is free.

Visitor Information:

  • Address: Carlton St, Castleford WF10 1BB
  • Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 09:30 – 17:00, Sat: 09:30 – 16:00 (Closed Sun and Wed)
  • Transport Links: 7-minute walk from Castleford Bus Station, 5-minute walk from Castleford Railway Station
  • By Car/Coach: Easily accessible from M62 via Junction 32 (A639 / A6539), use WF10 1BB for sat nav directions.
  • Parking: Nearest car park at Aire Street car park, WF10 1JL

Hotel near Castleford Museum

Enhance your visit to Castleford Museum with a stay at ibis Wakefield East – Castleford, just an 8-minute drive away. Conveniently located at junction 31 of the M62, this 3-star hotel is perfect for families and leisure travelers alike. Book direct now: https://www.aghotels.co.uk/ibis-wakefield-east-castleford/

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