Limited external tour of buildings and the grounds of Ackworth School with examples of social history records displayed and described by archivist Celia Wolfe.

Celia Wolfe, Ackworth School archivist takes you on a mainly external tour of school buildings and immediate grounds lasting approximately one hour, with an additional 30 minutes of archive records on display demonstrating the life of pupils; includes Q&A session.

Originally a Thomas Coram foundling hospital, the site was purchased by the Society of Friends in the 1770s for the establishment of a school. The buildings are extensive and impressive. Visitors will have access to the exterior and to the central library.

The school was founded in 1779 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to educate children.

Car parking for visitors is available, then meet at the main entrance corridor 5 minutes before start time. There is a limited number of steps in and out of the buildings.

Pre-booking essential. Maximum of 10 places.

Organised by Pontefract Civic Society for Heritage Open Days.

Venue Details

Find us at

Pontefract Road, Ackworth, WF7 7LT