Come along to this free drop-in Pontefract Heritage Community Showcase event to see displays, talks and have inspiring conversations where your questions and ideas about how to protect and celebrate heritage can be discussed with local heritage groups.

Pontefract Choral Society will tell their 150-year story, documenting their anniversary celebrations and timeline of performances.

Featherstone Rovers Foundation will share artworks and displays documenting their recent Culture Grants funded project, Pit to the Pitch, which engaged the local community and schoolchildren in local mining and rugby league heritage.

From 1pm, Pontefract Civic Society will talk about their work curating Pontefract’s Heritage Open Days events which have gone from strength to strength every year.

Staff from Wakefield Museums & Castles and Local Studies will also be on hand to discuss their sites, collections, and answer any questions you might have about their services, volunteering and more!

Come along to a lunchtime talk from 1pm.

This event is part of a series of 4 events taking part in libraries during WordFest. These events are part of Our Heritage, Our Stories, a 2-year project made possible thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players.

If you have any questions, please get in touch at heritage@wakefield.gov.uk

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday : Closed

Friday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Shoemarket, Pontefract, WF8 1BD