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Pontefract Castle: Dig Experience - 26th to 30th October 2019 & 1st to 3rd...

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Pontefract Castle

Pontefract

WF8 1QH

United Kingdom

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Archaeologists are coming to dig at Pontefract Castle and you can join the dig team. Book a Dig Experience now!

We're on our mission to find the castle’s old gatehouse and unearth the secrets of Pontefract’s past. Book a Dig Experience now to join the search!

As part of your Dig Experience, our friendly team of archaeologists from DigVentures will show you how to excavate, identify different archaeological layers, and spot important archaeological features in the ground.

You’ll get to try a bit of digging, and learn what to do when you make a discovery. By the end, you’ll have got a proper taste of archaeology, while actually helping to reveal the town’s medieval history… what could be more exciting than that?!

You can book a morning (10:00 - 13:00) or afternoon (14:00 - 17:00), or book both to create your own full day archaeology experience - it's perfect for anyone who is curious about history, or just wants to do something different on a day out!

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Who is this event suitable for?

This event is suitable for adults, or families with children aged 12+. Families with younger children are welcome to join Dig Camp or Junior Archaeology Finds Lab instead. All children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Do I need any previous archaeological experience?

No, absolutely not! These half-day and full-day Dig Experiences are the perfect taster session for anyone who is curious about the past, or just wants to try doing something new with friends and family.

Do I need to book?

Yes, booking is highly recommended. We only have 10 places for each session, so if you can no longer come, please let us know so that we can offer your place to someone else.

How do I book a full day?

You can book a full day just by making two bookings - one for the morning, and one for the afternoon.

Do I need to bring anything?

No, you don’t need to bring anything! On the day, you just need to make sure that you’re wearing weather-appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, and shoes that properly cover your feet (boots are ideal, trainers are ok, sandals won’t be allowed). DigVentures will provide all the other archaeological equipment and instruction that you’ll need.

Is the event suitable for people using mobility aids?

Yes! One of the dig sites is located on a flat, accessible area. If you’ll need assistance with moving around, just let us know how we can help in the ‘other comments’ box when you make your booking.

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United Kingdom

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