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Talk, Fri 19 Oct 2018, free entry

Pontefract Helmet

Pontefract Helmet


5 Salter Row,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 14 May - Sat 13 Apr Sale of the Century
Fri 19 Oct Pontefract Helmet Film plus Show &Tell
Sat 20 Oct Family Fun
Sat 27 Oct Family Fun
Wed 31 Oct Pontefract's Sweet History
Sat 3 Nov Family Fun


Visit Pontefract Museum for a fascinating show-and-tell discussion with up-and-coming artist John Franey, as he talks about his "Pontefract Helmet" art piece. Taking inspiration from the Sutton Hoo helmet, and Pontefract’s own Saxon past as the township of Tanshelf, the Pontefract Helmet is a springboard for historical contemplation, as well as a beautiful object in its own right.

There will also be the chance during the event to watch an independent short film about the helmet’s creation.

Drop-in event, no need to book.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 19 Oct 2018 11:00 to 15:00


Free entry



See location of Pontefract Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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