We run a wide range of events and activities at the West Yorkshire History Centre in Wakefield.

You can see a full list of our current events on this page, but check back regularly as we are adding new dates all the time.

Book events

Archive Surgery

Thursday 23 November 2017 (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
New to using archives or stuck on a piece of research? Book a 45 minute slot with one of our Archive team to help guide you through using our fascinating collections.

Badges, Banners and Banter: Exploring our Coal Mining History

Thursday 23 November 2017 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Join our mining volunteers for this insight into Coal Mining in West Yorkshire. There will be mining banners on display, lots of artefacts from private collections on display and a presentation from local ex-miners.

Wakefield Art Walk – Coal Shed Poets

Wednesday 29 November 2017 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Stop off for an evening visit to our Coal Faces exhibition and hear the Coal Shed Poets perform live and join a poetry workshop with them.

Christmas Family Activities

Saturday 9 December 2017 (10:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
Join us for festive family friendly, make and take craft activities. There will also be a brass band playing Christmas carols and festive treats.