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Pontefract Museum, Pontefract

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Specialty Museum Museum
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!

Free Admission
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27 reviews
  • Last week I telephoned the Pontefract museum to make an enquiry. First class telephone help, and the items I had asked to see available when I arrived. Thank you, David, and your very helpful colleagu...  more »
  • Popped in for a look round. Yes its very small but has lovely displays that are really informative. The lady that worked there was very warm and welcoming. Had lots of nice little activities for child...  more »
  • Been going here since I was a kid, and it hasn't changed much. They have the exhibitions on, though I did like it when it had the art exhibitions upstairs. Also sad the shop has been moved to the Pont...  more »
  • 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.
  • Very friendly and helpful
  • Stunning painting of how Ponte Castle used to look back in the day before Cromwell levelled it.
  • States it's open but it's still closed for refurbishment.
  • Beautiful example of art nouveau architecture.

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