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Pontefract Castle: Dig Experience Yorkshire, 26 October - 03 November 2019

Always wanted to try archaeology? Now's your chance! We’re on a mission to unearth the secrets of Pontefract’s past and find the castle’s old gatehouse. Our friendly team of archaeologists 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 had a proper taste of archaeology, while actually helping to unearth the town’s medieval history… what could be more exciting than that?!

FREE. Suitable for adults, or families with children aged 12+. Booking is essential.

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Pontefract Castle: DigCamp Yorkshire, 26 October - 3 November 2019

DigVentures is heading to Pontefract Castle, and we're inviting a team of Junior Archaeologists to help us unearth part of the castle's long-lost history.

Bring your family to Dig Camp and you’ll get to spend the day doing archaeology together. You’ll get to look for clues in the trenches to see what you can find, and then head into the Finds Lab where you’ll be able to piece together your evidence and learn more about the people of Pontefract Castle.

FREE. Suitable for families with children aged 6-12. Booking is essential.

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Pontefract Castle: Archaeology Finds Lab Yorkshire, 21 - 25 October 2019

Step into the Archaeology Finds Lab and learn all about fabulous finds, amazing artefacts, and what happens to all the freshly-dug discoveries.

You'll get an incredible insight into the lives of the people who once lived at Pontefract Castle – all by getting hands-on with the artefacts they left behind hundreds of years ago!

FREE. Suitable for adults, or families with children aged 12+. Booking is essential.

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Pontefract Castle: Junior Archaeology Finds Lab Yorkshire, 19 - 20 October 2019

Bring your family to the Junior Archaeology Finds Lab and you'll get to learn all about fabulous finds, amazing artefacts, and what archaeologists do with all their freshly-dug discoveries!

You'll also get an amazing insight into the lives of the people who once lived at Pontefract Castle – all by getting hands-on with the artefacts they left behind hundreds of years ago!

FREE. Suitable for families with children aged 6-12. Booking is essential.

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Pontefract Castle: Make a 3D Artefact Yorkshire, 26 & 28 October 2019

Want to upgrade your photography skills? This 90 minute workshop will teach you an easy way to make 3D models of historic monuments and ancient artefacts!

Game designers aren’t the only people who make digital 3D models – archaeologists, curators, and conservators do it too. In fact, ‘photogrammetry’ is now one of the quickest and easiest ways for archaeologists to share their discoveries online, in 3D.

FREE. Suitable for adults, or families with children aged 12+. Booking is essential.

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Digital Dig Team

Digital Venturer

Your chance to stick a virtual trowel in the ground.

  • See all the data appear straight from the trenches in Digital Dig Team
  • Watch all the action unfold from anywhere in the world
  • Communicate with the on-site team directly
  • Get exclusive behind-the-scenes digital access
Field Venturer

Field Venturer

Get in the trenches with our expert team.

  • Learn new field techniques and brush up on what you already know
  • Personal field skills assessment and training plans
  • Learn how to use our world-first digital recording system
  • Perfect for anyone who wants more field experience
Dirty Weekend Venturer

Dirty Weekend Venturer

Two days of action-packed archaeology.

  • Taster sessions for adventurous travellers and the culturally curious
  • Work with professional archaeologists & try specialist activities tailored to the site
  • Learn what it’s really like on an archaeological site after ‘Tools down’!
  • No experience needed – we’ll teach you all you need to know

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