image for Museum item typeArt Nouveau at Pontefract Museum

Art Nouveau

Pontefract Museum

Pontefract Museum


5 Salter Row,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 11 May - Sat 20 Jul The Golden Age of Satire
Sat 29 Jun Family Fun
Sat 6 Jul Family Fun
Wed 10 Jul Meet the Curator
Thu 11 Jul Georgian Food and Satire with Dr Annie Gray
Sat 13 Jul Family Fun


Pontefract Museum was built in 1904 as a Carnegie public library in the art nouveau style; this building still has many of the original fittings.

Beautiful tiles decorate the entrance and staircase, with intricate door handles and matching chairs. If you like the art nouveau style then this building is un-miss able.

Art Nouveau was based on natural forms and curved lines, found in plants and flowers. Pontefract Museum is a great example of this with beautiful plant motifs and grand curves.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups



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Map reference: SE 455219  Lat: 53.69156 Long: -1.31243

By Road:
Jct32 M62
Follow signs for Pontefract Town Centre.
Museum is on the precinct, next to Pontefract Library

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Tanshelf Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups