School Visits - All You Need To Know

Living History For Your School

We can help you bring excitement to learning!

Come to Pontefract Castle for a memorable and interactive learning experience!

Immerse yourself into medieval life, dress up as a Tudor to prepare for a royal visit, become a forensic archaeologist, or use filmmaking to interrogate the ruins for evidence of the past - all sessions are flexible and can be adapted to meet your needs.

If you don’t find the topic you are looking for, just let us know. We always welcome suggestions for new topics and ways to help you. We look forward to welcoming you and your pupils.

Workshop costs:
£58 for workshops delivered at one of our sites
£112 for ‘special’ sessions (such as those lasting 4 hours plus)
£102 for workshops delivered in-school (£153 for two, or £179 for three sessions run in one day). Book 5 sessions in a school year and get a 6th free (if all booked at the same time. The workshops will be invoiced at the time of booking to be paid in advance).

Free Sessions!
We often offer free pilots for new sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. This is to enable us to refine the content prior to general release, so it is a condition of taking up a free session that you are willing to give us detailed feedback and take part in promotional photography as necessary.

For enquiries or more information, or to sign up to our Teachers’ Mailing List please email: museumslearning@wakefield.gov.uk. Information about our existing workshops, new sessions and ‘Specials Weeks’ will be shown on our learning blog: http://museumslearning.blogspot.co.uk/

Pontefract Castle has it's set of resources, workshops & sessions designed to help Nursery and Early Years, Special Educational and Primary School pupils explore and understand concepts such as new and old, big and small, near and far.

Download the school programme today to find out more information.

Nursery & Early Year, Special Educational Needs and Primary School Learning Programme

The Secondary School Learning Programme uses the castles’ rich collections, local landmarks and history to create memorable and interactive learning experiences.

All sessions are flexible and can be adapted to meet your needs. Download the school programme today to find out more information.

Secondary School Learning Programme