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Wakefield Museum

Wakefield Yorkshire England
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Wakefield Museum brings the history of the "Merrie City" – and the wider district – vividly to life. Situated on the ground floor of Wakefield One, the museum tracks the shifting fortunes of the region over more than 2,000 years.

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Pontefract Museum

Pontefract Yorkshire England
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Pontefract Museum's beautiful art nouveau building still retains many of its original features, including intricate door handles, and the exquisite tiles that decorate the entrance foyer with its elegant, curving staircase.

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Castleford Museum

Castleford Yorkshire England
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From Roman legions to rugby league, Castleford Museum uncovers the little-known story of this former mining town's rich and varied history.

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Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum

Pocklington Yorkshire England
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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum are situated in the charming town of Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Originally the estate of Major Percy Stewart, adventurer and collector, the gardens were developed by him and left in trust on his death in 1962.
The Gardens comprise Upper and Lower lakes set in nine acres of woodland and garden, and contain a National Collection of over a hundred varieties of Hardy water lily. Carp and Roach are in both lakes in large numbers and can be hand fed by visitors.
There are walkways around both lakes, an ornamental bridge, a Victorian Garden, an Aviary, a Rockery and a Stumpery, the latter being the most recent addition to this popular visitor attraction.
The constantly changing vistas offered provide a haven of tranquillity at all times of the year, particularly in the summer months when the water lilies are in full bloom.
The Gardens are seven times winners of the Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for Country Houses, Estates, Parks and Gardens (2010 to 2016).
The Stewart Museum houses a fascinating collection of artefacts collected by Major Stewart on eight world tours that undertaken between 1906 and 1926, many of which have been deemed by UNESCO as being of national and international importance. Five items from the museum were chosen for the 2012 Yorkshire "Precious Cargo" project.
Events are held throughout the spring and summer, and include our annual Tulip Festival in May, Children's Events on Wednesdays during the spring and summer holiday periods, regular Sunday brass band concerts, and outdoor theatre events.

2019 events :

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A cafe, gift shop and playground are situated on the site. All facilities are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.
Please see our website www.burnbyhallgardens.com for full details of opening times and prices.

(images © Peter Rogers) 

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The National Coal Mining Museum

Wakefield Yorkshire England
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The National Coal Mining Museum for England offers you the unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground, down one of Britain's oldest working mines.

Take a step back in time with an ex-miner as your guide who will take you around the underground workings, where models and machinery depict methods and conditions of mining from the early 1800s to the present day.

This summer, why not visit the Heroes and Heroines Exhibition which explores the inspirational acts of people who went beyond the call of duty. The exhibition focuses on looking at famous Heroes and Heroines linked with the coal mining industry and its community; its inventors, protectors, activists and reformers. Other activities include a programme of interactive science shows, meet a 'living history' characters and drop in musical events such as 'Mining the musical seam'.

You can also ride the train, an original underground locomotive used at Prince of Wales Colliery, and take in the countryside views from one end of the site to the other. Visit the pit-head baths and the Victorian steam winder, follow the nature trail and find the new adventure playground, then meet the last ever working pit ponies, Eric and Ernie and Clydesdale Finn in the Stables.

Above ground, the story of coal is brought to life through the Museum's new interactive exhibitions and audio-visual plasma screens. The science of coal mining bursts into life and promises to send you away buzzing with ideas!

In need of refreshment? Visit the Museum cafe, which serves a range of traditional Yorkshire food and incorporates a fully licensed bar. Then bag yourself some mining memorabilia in the well-stocked gift shop.

Whatever you come to the National Coal Mining Museum for, you can be sure there'll be plenty to keep you occupied this summer.

There is free admission to all visitors and opening hours 10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily except for 24-26 December and 1 January. Arrive early to book onto an underground tour. Temperature underground is 12c; we strongly recommend warm practical clothing and sensible flat shoes. Unfortunately children under five years old are not permitted on the underground tour, however there is an indoor play area for children under five.


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