School Visits - All You Need To Know

Coronavirus Information

All Wakefield Council museums and castles are currently closed until further notice.

Update - Pontefract Castle visitor centre and grounds will be closed to the public from Saturday 21 March, until further notice.

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We 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.

For enquiries or more information please email Information about our existing workshops, new sessions and ‘Specials Weeks’ will be shown on our learning blog:

Primary School Programme (plus Nursery, Early Years and Special Educational Needs)

Pontefract Castle has resources, workshops and sessions designed enthuse and inspire your pupils.

Download the school programme by click the image on the left to find out more and download a free self-led resource pack for Early Years exploration of the castle HERE

Secondary School Learning Programme (plus Special Educational Needs)

The Secondary School Learning Programme uses the castle's 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 by clicking the image on the left to find out more.

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