Pontefract Museum (Pontefract) Reviews
Newest Review: ... unless there is an alternative route than the old steep stairs that I took. There is a large reception area just inside the main entrance and this also doubles up as a small gift shop. The exhibits on the lower level are displayed in two separate rooms. One of these is through a door to the right as you enter the museum whilst the other is in a room behind the reception. The first room that the visitor steps into is the larger of the two ground floor rooms. This contains a number of different items that tell the history of the town over the past 3,000 years. Pontefract has a rich history although it is generally referred to by the name Tan... more
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by - written on 28/10/08 (Very useful, 167 readings)
Pontefract's museum is located within an impressive art nouveau building that dates from 1904. This building was originally the Carnegie Free Library and even today it still has the feel of a library about it, although in other places it also reminded me of an old school building. It is located right in the heart of the town centre, adjacent to the parish church and close to the market and is therefore very easy to find. I usually try and make a point of visiting museums when I am in area as they are an excellent way of finding out about an area and they are usually free to visit. Pontefract's museum is no exception to this rule as it is both free and a great ... Read the complete review
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