Brass bands, union banners and beers. Family, friends, the fun of the fair… and the worse for wear. Come and experience the sights and sounds of Gala Day in our brand-new temporary exhibition.
From the dark depths of the British mines a group of luminary artists emerged, depicting lives of mining communities in ways that could be compared to the likes of Picasso and Lowry.
Peer into the lives of mining communities through the memories of Wakefield artist Seanna Doonan. Drawn from her own experiences growing up hearing folk songs about miners and the miners’ strike, she captures the people, voices and stories of miners in pen and ink.
Attend our next on-site or virtual ‘Volunteer Open Day’ to meet some of the team, discover more about the Museum and ask any questions you have.
Step inside our new Pony Discovery Centre to meet our three ponies and Clydesdale horse.