Pontefract Museum, Pontefract

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