Welcome to the West Yorkshire Archive Service events page. All of the events currently listed will take place at our new building, the West Yorkshire History Centre.
All bookable events can be booked and paid for through our eventbrite page: http://wyas.eventbrite.com
Wednesday 3rd May
Brilliant Bookbinding workshop
A beginner’s session where you can have a go at traditional bookbinding techniques and try your hand at Japanese stab binding and make and take home your own handmade blank notebook.
Booking required, 10am – 3pm
Bring own lunch, refreshments will be provided.
£20 per adult
Thursday 18th May
Your Archive Needs You – Museums at Night
Come and explore WYHC after hours and discover how the people of West Yorkshire lived in the First World War. There will be music, poetry, games, crafts and vegetable planting as you try out some of the ways people helped the war effort and kept up morale.
Drop in event, 6pm – 8pm
Friday 23th May
Insight into Archives
Join us for our monthly lunchtime talk series where we explore history and heritage through archives. Please see our website for more details.
Drop in event, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
£2 per adult (pay on the day)
Tuesday 30th May and Thursday 1st June
Holidays at Home Family Activities
Family friendly craft activities inspired by our archive collections on Holidays at Home in West Yorkshire.
Drop in event, 10.30am – 3pm
Tuesday 13th June
History Wardrobe presents Great War Fashion
Join author and costume historian Lucy Adlington for this inspiring insight into the lives and aspirations of women in the First World War, as revealed through their clothes.
Booking required, 6.30pm-8pm
Not suitable for under 12s, refreshments will be provided.
£12 per adult
West Yorkshire History Centre is a 300m walk from Wakefield Kirkgate Train Station.
It is situated on the A61 road with bus stops within a short walking distance on both sides.
Disabled Parking is available onsite.
The WMDC car park on Brunswick Street is pay and display (£2.50 per day) and offers free parking after 6:00pm.