Free event Family friendly


This motivational touring exhibition showcases the women pioneers of international Rugby League: the Lionesses. Hear from the women themselves and follow their ground-breaking journey on and off the field – from fundraising for their own tour, to playing on an equal stage with their male counterparts in this year’s World Cup.

Many of the trail-blazing women featured in the exhibition come from or have played in the Wakefield district, including the inspirational coach, Jackie Sheldon.

Visit Pontefract Museum to discover this hidden history and celebrate how far the Lionesses have come, with displays of memorabilia, photos and game footage from the Great Britain tours.

National Sporting Heritage Day Celebration

Meet rugby league legends as some of the Lionesses come to the Museum for an exclusive show-and-tell of their own memorabilia.

There will also be video interviews and match footage from the archives on show throughout the day.

National Sporting Heritage Day is an annual event hosted by Sporting Heritage, supporting community sporting heritage activity across the UK.

Saturday 30 September, 11am – 3pm

Find out more about the Women in Rugby League project at

For visitor information, opening times and access information, please visit

Venue opening hours

Monday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

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

Venue Details

Find us at

5 Salter Row, Pontefract, WF8 1BA