Head to Pontefract Castle where you can follow in the footsteps of the medieval stonemasons who built this ancient monument and experience a wonderful soapstone carving workshop!

Soapstone is very soft, which makes it ideal for beginners to get to grips with. Unleash your creativity as you sculpt and shape your tactile piece of soapstone, forming a stunning carving for you to admire for many years to come.

Tickets are only £6.75, which including all the materials you’ll need for the course as well as instruction. There will also be light refreshments provided so you can stay hydrated while you craft your masterpiece!

Please note, this workshop is for people aged 16+

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. This number is monitored during office hours: Monday to Friday, 9 to 4. (It is not monitored at weekends and on bank holidays)

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 Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH