Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What's on at Wakefield Museums

The next six months is an exciting time for Wakefield Museums.  With the opening of Castleford Forum Museum in Autumn, a programme of fascinating exhibitions and lots of special events and activties, there is sure to be something that appeals to everyone.

To find out about what is on at Wakefield Museum, Pontefract Museum and Castleford Forum Museum see our brand new Events & Exhibitions leaflet by clicking on this link:

Events and Exhibitions Oct 2013 - March 2014

Some highlights of the programme include:

The opening of Castleford Forum Library & Museum

The new Castleford Forum Library and Museum is scheduled to open autumn 2013.

The museum invites visitors to follow the history of Castleford from the Bronze Age to the modern day. Discover why the Castleford area was a great and important meeting place for Bronze Age people. View a unique and special Iron Age chariot. See objects from Castleford’s time as an important Roman town. Not forgetting marbles, rugby, mining and Rugby!

The Men in the Mirror exhibition at Wakefield Museum

 26 October 2013 - 31 May 2014

What do handlebars, Mexicans, pencils and toothbrushes all have in common? They are all names of moustache styles. Follow the changing face of male grooming in this hirsute exhibition.

The Great War Inspires at Pontefract Museum

25 January 2013 - 30 August 2014

To commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 there will be display of community artwork inspired by objects in the museum collection from this period.

WW1 Handkerchief from the museum collections
Fabulous Forties Vintage event at Wakefield Museum
Wednesday 6 November, 5pm to 7.30pm
Join us for a wartime vintage evening with forties fashion and music.
Florence family event at Pontefract Museum
Wednesday 19 February, 11.00am - 2.00pm.
Did you know that Florence Nightingale almost married a man from Pontefract? Learn about the famous nurse and make a fabulous lamp to take home.
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