Pontefract Museum, Pontefract

Charting the history of Pontefract and the people that have lived, worked and played here this exhibition boasts the world’s first secret ballot box, a golden lion and a pair of liquorice roller boots!

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  • The museum is free which is great. Some interesting facts however very poor compared to how it is advertised online. We didn't spend more then 10 minutes in there and that was reading all the info pro...  more »
  • If you are visiting Pontefract this little museum is worth a visit, but don't expect to be overwhelmed. It is certainly on the small side and doesn't take much time to look around. Bearing in mind the...  more »
  • From the building itself to the contents of the museum what a fantastic place to visit. I really liked the history section that dealt with the history of Pontefract cakes and found a superb book on th...  more »
  • Delightfully unpretentious and informative. A good hour spent learning the local history. Loads for kiddies to do...must bring my grandson next time.Very polite staff
  • Child friendly. Helpful staff. A photo exhibition of local people was nicely presented. Wheelchair accessible. To comply with current legislation the display of glass is now on the ground floor, which means that some of the collection is now in store.
  • It's free and great for learning about local history in Pontefract.
  • Very friendly and helpful
  • Stunning painting of how Ponte Castle used to look back in the day before Cromwell levelled it.

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