Wakefield Museum Overview

The Wakefield museum, located in the heart of the city, collects the wonderful history of the people of this place from prehistoric times to the current century. The museum contains dedicated areas which house Momentos of local warriors, and famous personalities. 

Built in 2013 the town museum is among the most visited tourist places to visit in Wakefield. The weekly museum hosts a number of exhibitions including ones that put on display the city‘s history like the war of the roses, the local rugby league club, big field Trinity and the history of the Wakefield prison. The museum also houses the story of Victorian naturalist Charles Waterton and the collection of animals he preserved during his lifetime. In addition to these visitors will also find some amazing pieces like the Oldest Postbox in the country, a 15-century ring that belongs to the sandal castle and the boots of Dawn Fox, the one-star player of local rugby league Wakefield Trinity.

Location: Burton Street, Wakefield WF1 2EB, U.K.

Opening Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM (Sunday closed)

Entry Fee: free

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• Step inside the museum and explore the history of this amazing city and its renowned figures including Charles Waterton, an eco-warrior.
• The museum houses a display dedicated to the Victorian naturalist, Charles Waterton and includes his collection of animals such as the caiman. 
• The exhibitions showcase different parts of the city‘s history including the war of the roses fought in 15 century and the 420 year story of Wakefield prison.
• Visitors also get to see the boots of Don Fox, the star player of the local rugby league club Wakefield Trinity and the oldest postbox in the country dated 1805. 

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