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

Reviewed 20 November 2017
ebl_uk
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Wakefield museum

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

Reviewed 3 September 2017
anna_c182
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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
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Reviewed 15 April 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 22 January 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 24 January 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 14 January 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 15 January 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 20 November 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

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Reviewed 3 September 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!

Thank anna_c182
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I was encouraged to visit this museum by a friend. It is a small local facility but it is well laid out and full of interesting artefacts relating to the towns history. I spoke to a couple of staff members who were enthusiastic and helpful.

Thank bdon257
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This a lovely museum that we regularly visit with my children. Due to it's size and content the children really enjoy exploring the Museum and always notice new things and also like the familiar setting it offers. The central library is based in the same...More

Thank Anna-Wakefield
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I went to the museum with my two year old daughter. It was free and due to summer holidays creative activities were avaliable. My daughter really enjoyed making the rainbow viking boat and it floated in the water at home. The staff were very friendly...More

Thank aisha m
WFMuseums, General Manager at Wakefield Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for leaving your feedback about your visit. We are glad that your daughter had a good time exploring the museum. If you want to find other family activities over the summer holidays visit www.experiencewakefield.co.uk/summer. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

First time we have been and we all really enjoyed it. So much so that the kids have already asked when we can go back. The exhibits are really good and interesting for all the family. The kids loved the crocodile and animal area. Think...More

Thank stacey g
WFMuseums, General Manager at Wakefield Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We welcome families to the museum and try to make the museum as friendly to children as we can. See you next time...

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Having been to story time with my kids (5&3) we thought we'd stop by the museum as it is in the same building. It is small but free and the exhibits are good. There were lots of interactive things that engaged the kids. Good way...More

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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.
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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
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