Castleford is home to a wealth of treasures, fascinating stories and is a place for fun, imagination and play. Discover why the Castleford area was a great and important meeting place for Bronze Age people and view a unique and special Iron Age chariot.
Dress up in armour and discover Castleford’s rich Roman heritage – did you know that Castleford was the site of an important Roman army settlement called Lagentium?
And how could we forget marbles, mining, pottery, glass and rugby Super League winners Castleford Tigers!
The Early Life of Henry Moore display in the local studies area highlights one of Castleford's most famous sons. It is illustrated with objects from the beginning of his career as a world famous artist, including his sculpture 'Working Model for Draped Reclining figure'.
It also includes his school friend Albert Wainwright's Castleford Sketchbook which records many of the places that Moore would have been familiar with when living in the town in the 1920s.
Explore your own creativity in regular free crafts sessions.
The museum also features four special changing displays with content created in partnership with local groups and communities.
The main Museum is located on the top floor of the original 1905 Carnegie Library and is accessible by staircase and lift. The Early Life of Henry Moore display is in the local studies area on the floor below.