Try your hand at the classic heritage craft of leatherworking at Pontefract Castle!

Join fellow beginners and learn how to cut, sew, emboss and finish leather pieces.

Be inspired by the enchanting historic environment and make your own real leather stationery or notebook case.

Learn new skills for life in a friendly and relaxed environment. Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday with this age-old craft technique.

This workshop is a great way to treat yourself, or bought as a gift for a loved one!

Tickets cost £55 including all materials, expert instruction and light refreshments.

This time slot includes a break of approximately 30 minutes for lunch. You can get sandwiches and cakes from on-site Castle Coffee Shop or bring your own packed lunch.

This workshop is for adults aged 16 and above. Tickets include all materials and skilled instruction.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call 01924 302700 and leave a message or you can email museumslearning@wakefield.gov.uk

These are only monitored Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and the team will respond as soon as possible.

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds are only available for cancellations up to 7 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your details on the door.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH