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Dungeon Tours

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Be brave! Descend underground to our deep, dark dungeon on one of our dungeon tours, part of Heritage Open Days.

  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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Lantern Parade

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Create your own lantern to take part in the annual lantern parade.

Sun 22 Sep 2019
  • 11:00 to 15:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Lantern Making Workshop at Pontefract Castle

Lantern Parade
Sun 22 Sep 2019
  • 11:00 to 15:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

A chance for you and younger members of the family to get creative together!

Wed 2 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 11:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Castle Crafts at Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle
Wed 2 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 11:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Dig Launch

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Meet the archaeologists who will be digging Pontefract Castle.

Sat 5 Oct 2019
  • 12:00 to 13:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Dig Launch at Pontefract Castle

Dig Launch
Sat 5 Oct 2019
  • 12:00 to 13:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Daily Archaeology Tours

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

A chance to see today's discoveries from the Pontefract Castle dig.

  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Clay Lantern

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Craft your own clay lantern candle holder.

Thu 10 Oct 2019
  • 13:30 to 15:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
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Junior Finds

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Get hands-on with the latest finds from the dig.

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Junior Archaeology Finds Lab at Pontefract Castle

Junior Finds
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Lantern Parade

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Join Wakefield Council and the Pontefract Lioness group for the annual lantern parade.

  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Finds Lab

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Get hands-on with the latest finds from the dig.

Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Archaeology Finds Lab at Pontefract Castle

Finds Lab
Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:00, 14:00 to 16:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Dig Experience

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Join the dig team at the castle and become an archaeologist for the day!

Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 17:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Dig Experience at Pontefract Castle

Dig Experience
Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 17:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Junior Archaeologist

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Become a Junior Archaeologist and investigate the past.

  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Dig Camp at Pontefract Castle

Junior Archaeologist

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Create a 3D artefact

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Use digital photography to create a virtual artefact.

Sat 26 Oct 2019
  • 11:00 to 12:30
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Make A 3D Artefact at Pontefract Castle

Create a 3D artefact
Sat 26 Oct 2019
  • 11:00 to 12:30

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Dig Update

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Take a look at all the discoveries from the Pontefract Castle gatehouse dig so far.

Sat 26 Oct 2019
  • 15:00 to 16:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Dig Update at Pontefract Castle

Dig Update
Sat 26 Oct 2019
  • 15:00 to 16:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Hallowscream

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Spooky, eerie fun at Pontefract Castle - an alternative to trick or treating!

Thu 31 Oct 2019
  • 17:30 to 19:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
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Hallowscream at Pontefract Castle

Hallowscream
Thu 31 Oct 2019
  • 17:30 to 19:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Dig Experience

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Join the dig team at the castle and become an archaeologist for the day!

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 17:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Dig Experience at Pontefract Castle

Dig Experience
Fri 1 - Sun 3 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 17:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Junior Archaeologist

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Become a Junior Archaeologist and investigate the past.

  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Show more details of Dig Camp

Dig Camp at Pontefract Castle

Junior Archaeologist

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Daily Archaeology Tours

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

A chance to see today's discoveries from the Pontefract Castle dig.

  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Create a 3D artefact

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Use digital photography to create a virtual artefact.

Sat 2 Nov 2019
  • 11:00 to 12:30
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Make A 3D Artefact at Pontefract Castle

Create a 3D artefact
Sat 2 Nov 2019
  • 11:00 to 12:30

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

A chance for you and younger members of the family to get creative together!

Wed 6 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 to 11:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Castle Crafts at Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle
Wed 6 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 to 11:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Tunnels Of Pontefract

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 0300 303 3464

This course is about the kinds of use that tunnels are put to, but they are also an opportunity for you to bring your stories and tales of Pontefract.

Sun 10 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 to 13:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
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Pontefract

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 0300 303 3464

An ideal course for anyone who has started building their family tree and wants to confirm basic steps and recording techniques, both paper and computer based.

Sat 23 Nov 2019
  • 10:30 to 15:30
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
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Christmas Wreath Making

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

Make your own Christmas wreath.

Sun 1 Dec 2019
  • 11:00 to 15:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Wreath Making Workshop at Pontefract Castle

Christmas Wreath Making
Sun 1 Dec 2019
  • 11:00 to 15:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 302700

A chance for you and younger members of the family to get creative together!

Wed 4 Dec 2019
  • 10:00 to 11:00
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
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Castle Crafts at Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Castle
Wed 4 Dec 2019
  • 10:00 to 11:00

Pontefract

01924 302700

 
Stained Glass Workshop

Pontefract Castle, Castle Chain, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1QH

tel: 01924 303302

Stained glass workshop run by Wakefield Adult Education.

Sat 7 Dec 2019
  • 10:00 to 15:30
  • Rail station: Pontefract, Monkhill (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
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