The cathedral, situated in the centre of Wakefield on a hill on Kirkgate, is built on the site of a Saxon church, evidence of which was uncovered in 1900 when extensions to the east end were made. A church in Wakefield is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The Gissing Centre, George's former childhood home, opened in Wakefield in association with The Gissing Trust in 1990. The Trusts main aims are the acquisition, care and display of objects connected with George Gissing and the literary history of Wakefield.
The Mental Health Museum is a unique museum in the heart of the Fieldhead site in Wakefield. It is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The museum houses a remarkable collection of mental health related objects that span the history of mental health care from the early 19th century through to the present day.
Peapack-Gladstone is located in the 7th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 23rd state legislative district. Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Peapack-Gladstone had been in the 16th state legislative district.
Please note that the West Yorkshire History Centre has three blue badge car parking spaces onsite that are available for blue badge holders. The building is fully wheelchair accessible. Train. We are approximately a 5 minute walk from Wakefield Kirkgate Railway Station and a 20 minute walk from Wakefield Westgate Railway Station.