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 10 Aug - Sat 25 Apr On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings
Wed 19 Feb Ponte-Facts
Sat 22 Feb Family Fun
Thu 27 Feb Medieval Churches Of West Yorkshire
Sat 29 Feb Family Fun
Sat 7 Mar 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