What's on inWakefield


Welcome to Wakefield

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Wakefield - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Wakefield to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Wakefield as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Wakefield

21
SEP
Heritage Open Days
National Coal Mining Museum For England

This September enjoy exclusive access to our rarely‐seen Screening Rooms which well be opening up especially for the Heritage Open Day weekend Learn from a former miner about how coal was brought out of the ground and even get an up close…

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21
SEP
Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Over decades African Caribbean coal miners stood shoulder to shoulder with white British European and Asian miners toiling underground to help fuel the UK economy. Some even died in the process. Yet they are the forgotten ones. Their part in Britains industrial…

Category: Exhibitions

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01
OCT
Young Volunteer Taster Session
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Want to be involved in the creation of a brand new exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum Interested in making your CV stand out from the crowdWe are looking for a team of young volunteers to come and join the Illumination…

Category: Miscellaneous

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03
OCT
Technical Tours
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Get all the nitty‐gritty details about mining in our monthly Technical Tour. The underground tour will be lead by an experienced miner who will tailor the tour to any technical interest of the group. Suggested themes include geology electrical mechanical engineering and…

TEL: 01924 848806
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24
OCT
Seasonal Circular Walk: Autumn
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Enjoy the shades sights and sounds of Autumn as we discover shadows of our mining past in a landscape reclaimed by nature in this two hour circular walk from the museum.…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01924 848806
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29
OCT
Halloween @ Pit
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Join us on a spooky adventure in the pit where you can help solve a mining mystery make crafts and hear spine tingling stories in the Victorian Gallery.…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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30
OCT
Wacky Wednesday Welly Walk
National Coal Mining Museum For England

In folklore gnomes have watched over woodlands and mines but alas The Caphouse Gnome has gone missing Can you help us find him Put on your wellies and join us for a woodland walk to hunt for Norman the gnome. Where do…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 848806
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01
NOV
Heritage Crafts Experiences-Blacksmithing Workshop
National Coal Mining Museum For England

Young people aged 14‐19 or up to 25 with SEND are invited to discover more about heritage by taking part in exclusive blacksmithing workshopsWork alongside our Blacksmiths at their forge; find out about their work and career learn new skills and blacksmithing…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01924 848806
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23
NOV
Santa Underground
National Coal Mining Museum For England

This Christmas before Santa goes down your chimney he is going down the mine Travel 140m underground to join Santa in his unique and atmospheric underground grotto where he will waiting to meet a few select children. Will the bell place you…

Category: Family Events

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Tourist Attractions


Thackray Museum

The Museum was the inspiration of Paul Thackray, grandson of Charles F Thackray, founder of the medical company bearing his name in Leeds in 1902.With the aid of a £3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the museum has been established in a former workhouse building adjacent…

Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum is an exciting day out for visitors of all ages. See fascinating , lively displays that tell the story of Leeds, the natural world, Ancient Egypt and Africa, to name but a few.Experience a world of discovery.. explore four floors of interactive and exciting galleries.…

Middleton Railway

Having been established by an Act of Parliament in 1758, the Middleton Railway, Leeds, can claim to be the oldest Railway in the world. It also played host to the first commercially successful, revenue earning, steam locomotives which entered service there in 1812. The 1758 Middleton Railway Trust…

MPV

MPV Nightclub in Leeds, West Yorkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 0113‐245 5809 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Kikos

Kikos Nightclub in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01977 794264 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Mecca

Play Bingo at Mecca in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01924 485507 for opening times, entrance costs, Bingo membership information and prize money.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Wakefield? See our list of attractions in Wakefield, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


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