image for Exhibition item typeThe Travel Posters Of Charles Pears at Pontefract Museum

Exhibition, Sat 23 May 2020 - Sat 27 Feb 2021, free entry

Southend-on-Sea: bathing buoy, by Charles Pears

Southend-on-Sea: bathing buoy, by Charles Pears

© TfL from the London Transport Museum Collection

Contact

Wakefield Castles & Museums Team

Address

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

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Sat 10 Aug - Sat 25 Apr On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings
Sat 1 Feb Family Fun
Sat 8 Feb Family Fun
Wed 12 Feb Meet the Curator
Sat 15 Feb Family Fun
Wed 19 Feb Ponte-Facts

Details

Bracing Air, Abundant Amusements: The travel posters of Charles Pears

Bustling beaches, bathing belles and bold Art Deco design. Be transported back to the heyday of rail tourism, day trips and the British seaside holiday with the vibrant travel posters of Pontefract-born artist, Charles Pears.

A renowned marine artist, illustrator and member of the Royal Academy, this exhibition celebrates Pears in the town where he grew up and began his initial training. Focusing on his career as a commercial artist, it features works kindly lent from national collections, including designs for London Transport and British rail companies.

Admire peaceful scenes from the banks of the Thames, enjoy the bright lights of the city and soak up plenty of sun, sea, sand and sky.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 May 2020 - Sat 27 Feb 2021
You can visit the exhibition at these times during the week:
Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 4.30pm

Prices

Free entry

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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access