Salter Row, Pontefract WF8 1BA
Mon - Fri 10.00 - 4.30pm
Sat 10.30 - 4.30
Explore the history of Pontefract Castle, from the construction of a wooden fort after the Battle of Hastings to its demolition by public request after the last siege of the Civil War. Find out more about Pontefract’s growth because of the barracks, coal mine and liquorice manufacture. Discover Pontefract’s other claims to fame such as the racecourse and the secret ballot act.
Tel: 01924 302700 (Educational enquiries). Email: Clarkehall1@wakefield.gov.uk
Wakefield’s Learning and Skills Team provides a range of free workshops throughout the year. These include:
- History Mystery
- Victorian Storyquest
- Victorian Schoolroom (role-play)
Workshops are also available to accompany some temporary exhibitions. For more information, please contact the Learning and Skills team.
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