- 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 pottery!
This new museum space also features four very special changing displays with content created in partnership with local groups and people. One of the opening displays will be about how rugby plays an important role in people’s lives.
There is also a display in the local studies area of the refurbished building celebrating Henry Moore and his connections with Castleford.
The Forum also provides a new home for the bronze sculpture ‘Working Model for Draped Reclining Figure’ (1976-79) by Moore, which had been displayed outside Castleford Civic Centre for over 30 years.
Monday - 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday - 9.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday - 9.30am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 4.00pm
|Workers at a Castleford ceramics works. This industry employed many women as they were cheaper to pay than men|