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Pontefract Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
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An amazing art nouveau building

This place is worth a visit for the building alone with its amazing architecture outside and it's... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Stephen C
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Passed a wonderful couple of hours

I called in with my 2 daughters, we'd visited once before they closed for the revamp and kept... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
jennav84
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Sometimes when you walk through Pontefract town centre you can smell the delicious aroma of sweets being made. Yum! The museum also tells the story of Pontefract and the people who have lived, worked and played there. Discover the history of...more
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5 Salter Row, Pontefract WF8 1BA, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This place is worth a visit for the building alone with its amazing architecture outside and it's beautiful glazed brick inside The displays often change in the main Museum bit and then there's a frequent change in the big room usually on different themes The...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I called in with my 2 daughters, we'd visited once before they closed for the revamp and kept looking for it reopening so we were happy to have a look. What a transformation! It was lovely before with the dressing up clothes and toy kitchen,...More

Thank jennav84
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The museum was well laid out but quite small. They had some interesting artefacts from various centuries- my personal favourite being the Medieval floor tiles and exhibit about the old priory. There are no other facilities on site and if you want to buy souvenirs...More

Thank Louise2902
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We called at Pontefract on the way to Hull to catch the ferry and to kill a few hours. This museum is a nice little place to spend an hour. Free to enter with some local history and the building itself is nice inside.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Born in Pontefract. Came back here at 35. Still live here. The town itself has seen better days. The market is less than half the size it used to be. The pubs are mainly empty but I still love the museum. If you are into...More

Thank 46SilverFox
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Having lived local to Pontefract for many years I’ve visited the town frequently. However, I’d never taken the time to spend time in the museum and I’ve been missing a treat. This place is filled with interesting information and facts and talks about the towns...More

1  Thank A T
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Following a recent visit to Pontefract in conjunction with other business, we determined to visit the Museum o. Our next visit two weeks later. Firstly, the entrance is free of charge and secondly the exhibits are well laid out albeit in a small area. There...More

1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Entertaining for granddaughter ,educational and fun things laid out for kids to make n take home to show mum.

Thank Lucy W
Reviewed 26 August 2017

An interesting place to visit when you find yourself in Pontefract in an old Carnegie library so the building is beautiful and the exhibitions informative

Thank Ravenshead
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is essential for anyone who is visiting Pontefract. It is small and very quick to look around but it gives a concise and interesting history of Pontefract from the civil way to the industrial revolution. It is free and includes a great reference...More

1  Thank EugeneMac_84
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