Free event Family friendly


Now - Fri 25 Feb 2022


10:00 - 16:30

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.

This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund.

With thanks to the Royal Society of Marine Artists.


You can visit the exhibition at these times during the week:

Monday to Friday: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Saturday: 10.30am – 4.30pm