Launching Wakefield’s New Museum and Library

We are excited to announce a vibrant opening programme of activities and events to celebrate the opening of Wakefield’s new Library and Museum.

From handling  real animals to getting into the mind of a Doctor Who writer – there’s something for everyone!

See the full programme of events here:

Find out more about Wakefield’s new Library and Museum here:  

We look forward to welcoming you!

Museums Learning

Wakefield Council – Sport and Culture


News from Sheffield – includes job vacancy

The advert for the Sheffield Museums Archaeology Curator job is out, details can be found here:


Click here for  details of the Ecclesall Woods Heritage Day Sunday 28th November


Elmet Archaeology are pleased to announce their next workshop will be
Saturday 10th November at Wath Trinity Community Hall.
Andrew Reid will be leading a session on Arch GIS from 10am til 3pm.
Tickets will be £16 and are available by request.

To book email Stella Matthews or Chris Rawson at or


Friends of Wincobank Hill

The Five Arthurs — A talk by David Anson

Lantern Walk up Wincobank Hill

Click here for event details


New Heritage project based on Dungworth


A day of fascinating talks about the Pre Raphaelites in the Sheffield area with the Roddam project



Nidderdale Newsflash

Forthcoming events

The Industrial Heritage of Hartwith-cum-Winsley 

Saturday 27th October 2012      2pm-6pm
An exhibition and open day at Summerbridge Methodist Church, with Hartwith Heritage Group.
Free entry, refreshments will be available, all welcome!

Darley Heritage Day

Saturday 10th November 2012       11am-3pm
Christ Church Community Centre, Main Street, Darley
There will be exhibitions and displays from the Darley Heritage Group, and other local groups. A new book from Darley Heritage Group Darley Celebrations  is to be launched at 12.15pm.    FREE entry

Two-day workshop for owners of historic buildings

Saturday 3rd and 24th November  2102       10am-4pm
The Old Workhouse, Pateley Bridg
FREE  residents of Yorkshire Dales LEADER area

Energy Efficiency in historic buildings

Friday 23rd November 2012     10am-12noon
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal   FREE


Nidderdale’s World War One Heritage

Sarah Kettlewell,  Nidderdale AONB project development officer, is currently gathering ideas to develop a project to research and conserve Nidderdale’s World War One heritage, to coincide with the forthcoming centenary commemorations.

Please get in touch with Sarah if you are interested in getting involved in any way, or have any suggestions:

Many thanks and kindest regards,

Sally Childes
Heritage Officer (Mon & Tues)
Nidderdale AONB
Direct Dial: 01423 551671
Switchboard: 01423 712950
Mobile: 07525988168

1536 — The Year That Changed Henry VIII

Please see the attached poster for a fantastic talk which is being held on November 3rd.
Suzannah Lipscomb, the up and coming TV historian will be talking about ‘the year that changed Henry VIII’ – a fascinating subject as I am sure many of you will agree.
The talk will be in Sheffield City Centre at the Central United Reformed Church.

Please see poster for more details and how to purchase tickets.