Wakefield Family History Sharing
Places to see, Events & Exhibitions
If you know of any other places let me know
(these are not in any specific order)
D = Disabled facilities. D ltd = some areas fully accessable others limited
H = open Heritage weekend
A = admission charge
|Dates, Opening Hours, Admission
|September - normally 2nd weekend of the month. Various buildings open during the weekend.
|Aberford Road. Used as an education centre therefore opening to public is limited. The cafe and visitor centre open Tuesday - Thursday 11 am - 3.30pm. During the year there are various exhibitions and open days. D ltd H A. Tel 01924-302700
|Barbara Hepworth walk
|Leaflet available from Tourist Information, Libraries.
|Salter Row. Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4.30pm Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm Closed Sunday. Permanent displays + short term exhibitions., D ltd.+ Facilities for hard of hearing. Tel 01977-722740
|Castle Chain. Open Monday - Friday 8am - Dusk, Saturday-Sunday 10am - Dusk. Small visitor centre + magazine tours. Various 'Days events during the year.H D ltd Tel 01977 723440
|The Castle Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk but during winter months the gates are closed at 4.30pm. Visitor centre is open from 11am - 4.30pm Easter to October. November - April weekend only 12pm - 4pm. Parking on site but no facilities are available for coaches. Local bus services. D in centre D ltd in grounds. Tel 01924-249779
|Wakefield Art Gallery
|Wentworth Terrace. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sunday 2pm - 4.30pm. Closed Monday.Long term and short term exhibitions + special events and days.D (ground floor only) Tel 01924-305770
|Open Daily. Small shop. D
|Wood St. Permenant displays + various short term exhibitions. Open from - Monday - Saturday 10.30am -4.30pm, Sunday 2pm - 4.30pm D ltd few steps into building and stairway to first floor. Facilities for hard of hearing and sight impaired. Tel 01924-305356
|Once the home to Charles Waterton and now a hotel but you can take refreshment in the building and see the grounds. The Charles Waterton collection is on view in Wakefield Museum.
|Waterton Discovery Centre
|Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett. Open 1st April - 30th September 1pm - 5pm. D ltd Tel 01924 863262