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Pontefract Museum

Opens in 7 min: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Great social history

I really enjoyed a chance to wander round the exhibits at Pontefract Museum. The displays were of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Pontefract, United Kingdom
Wonderful Memories, Great Museum!

This wonderful building used to be my library when I was child around a thousand years ago, or so... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“local history”(8 reviews)
“town centre”(4 reviews)
“glass making”(2 reviews)
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
+44 1977 722740
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I really enjoyed a chance to wander round the exhibits at Pontefract Museum. The displays were of a very high standard, I thought. Some are on a par with those to be found in larger towns and cities and are a credit to whoever is...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This wonderful building used to be my library when I was child around a thousand years ago, or so it seems. After moving away from this lovely old town as a young man, and not returning to the town centre very often, I found it...More

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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 AT132
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
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