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Best Places To Visit in Wakefield, UK

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Wakefield. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

WAKEFIELD MUSEUM

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield WF1 2EB

Since 2013

Museum, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Creative Works, Artifacts, Educational Programs, Children Programs, School Visits, Group Visits, Programs, Events & Shops

Free entry - It was officially opened by Sir David Attenborough - There is a dedicated area to Charles Waterton a pioneering Victorian eco-warrior, explorer and Yorkshireman

museums@wakefield.gov.uk
culture24.org.uk/yh000122

Mon, Tue & Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Wed & Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun Closed

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 building and we regularly visit both. The activities provided during the school holidays are always fun. An excellent place to visit.
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NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM FOR ENGLAND

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH

Since 1988

Museum, House, Collection, Exhibitions, Displays, Galleries, Learning Programs, Educational Programs, Primary Schools Programs, Secondary Schools Programs, Children and Adults Programs, Train Ride, Activities, Events, Venue Hire & Shops

Free Entry - The boiler house and stone and brick chimney at the museum are Grade II listed structure - Offer guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines

info@ncm.org.uk
ncm.org.uk

Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The museum is really informative, but the underground tour really brings things to life. The guide on our trip was Paul, who was excellent. He described everything really well, answered all our questions, but also brought a lot of humour to his tour. The tour itself takes you through the various transitions of mining, from the pre-Victorian age, though to modern day, and the only thing I can say is that I have a new-found respect for miners and the working conditions they face, even today.
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THORNES PARK ATHLETICS STADIUM

Horbury Road, Wakefield WF2 8TY

Stadium, Arena, Fitness Suites, Indoor and Outdoor Tracks, Indoor Hall and Aerobics Studio, Athletics and Race Meetings, Cycling, Go Ride and Triathlon, Gymnastics for Children, Crèche, Indoor Athletics Events, Birthday Parties & Accessibility

Multi-sports stadium with running and athletics tracks, fitness classes and an on-site creche - Classroom space for around 25 people - Classes are programmed at various times throughout the week to suit everyone's needs and lifestyle

experiencewakefield.co.uk/thedms...

Mon - Fri 7:15 am - 9:30 pm
Sat & Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

I went for a free running/ gym class on Sunday(Today) and really enjoyed it! The prices are not too bad and it is a great place to just do what everybody want with gym equipment, within reason. The 2 coaches were really nice and I managed to do my front flip!!! 5 STARS! Definitely recommend.
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