Library:Reference Room at Pontefract Museum

Library, free entry

Reference Room

Reference Room


5 Salter Row,
West Yorkshire,


*The information below is correct at 10am on Wednesday 18th March.*

We're sorry to announce that Pontefract Museum is currently closed, and all events are cancelled. We have the latest information on council services that are affected by COVID-19 on the council webpage:

Want to know more about Pontefract’s fascinating history? The reference room has the books, articles, maps and photographs you need. This much loved and well used resource is a must for all things Pontefract. Explore your family history or just browse fascinating facts, there’s information here you won’t find anywhere else.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Pontefract Museum is open
Monday to Friday 10.00 to 16.30
Saturday 10.30 to 16.30


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
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired