image for Museum item typeBagley's Glass at Pontefract Museum

Bagley's Glass

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


Knottingley became a centre of glass-making in Victorian Times and the area continues to produce glass today.

Pontefract Museum is home to an incredible collection of Bagley’s glass.

Bagley’s heyday was the period between the world wars (1918-1939) when the firm became a leader in inexpensive domestic pressed glassware. This was achieved by its wide range of products, experiments with coloured glass, expanding domestic and foreign markets, and a Royal seal of approval.

The display at Pontefract Museum explores the history of glass making in the area from roman times to modern day; looks at what it was like to work at Bagley’s; and shows many examples of pieces made.

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