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Pontefract Museum

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Fred J wrote a review Aug 2020
Ripon, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Always a warm welcome at the door when visiting to see the changing displays in one room or the permanant displays in the others.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Responded 13 Aug 2020
We are really glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum!
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debl1962 wrote a review Sep 2019
Inverness, United Kingdom36 contributions29 helpful votes
Really lovely little museum with lots of interesting items, all really well labelled so you know what you are looking at and what they are used for. Make sure you visit the exhibition of paintings of the local area by Geoff Leathley, they are fantastic! The museum building itself is worth a visit, art nouveau period with original features. Very well worth a visit, and free entry.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Leedslass wrote a review Aug 2019
England61 contributions18 helpful votes
Every so often I will pop in with my little boy to see if anything’s changed! Love looking at the items on display and my little boy enjoys the reading room! Staff very friendly and knowledgeable and I never feel rushed or like I’m in the way! The museum and the staff are a credit to WMDC!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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BaileyPontefract wrote a review Aug 2019
Pontefract6 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely exciting things to show little learning minds. Both grandsons enjoyed it and so did my husband and myself. Kept well and everyone helpful.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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sanayat1607 wrote a review Jul 2019
Denver, Colorado3 contributions
A small, focused museum discussing the area's history, from the Saxon era to the English Civil War to the 20th Century. Displays about liquorice and glass, plus relics from the sieges (such as an officer's cup, a stash of coins with a mysterious ring, a tobacco pipe, and a bullet mold), and a nice little rotating exhibit (pre WWII political cartoons, when I was there). And the building is absolutely beautiful. It was the area's first public library, done in the art nouveau style. Lovely tilework, beautiful door handles, pretty windows. Just enhances the experience that little bit extra, you know? I really liked Pontefract, a perfect little day trip in a pretty town with a fascinating history, free entry to all the attractions, and everything in walking distance of everything else. Very much worth a visit.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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