Museum:Art Nouveau at Pontefract Museum

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Pontefract Museum

Pontefract Museum

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Address

5 Salter Row,
Pontefract,
West Yorkshire,
WF8 1BA

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 20 Aug - Sat 7 Nov On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings
Sat 22 May - Sat 4 Jun The Travel Posters Of Charles Pears

Details

Pontefract Museum is Covid-19 Secure and is re-open to visitors.

This means that it uses social distancing and other guidelines to protect the health of everyone. Staff will greet each visitor to explain viewing arrangements. For full reopening details please visit: http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/events-and-culture/museums/pontefract-museum


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

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

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