image for Workshop/Course item typeMake A 3D Artefact at Pontefract Castle

Arts & Crafts Event, from 26 Oct 2019, free entry

Create a 3D artefact

Create a 3D artefact


Castle Chain,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 5 - Wed 30 Oct Archaeology Daily Tours
Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct Archaeology Finds Lab
Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct Dig Experience
Sat 26 - Wed 30 Oct Dig Camp
Sat 26 Oct Make A 3D Artefact
Sat 26 Oct Dig Update


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!

Never done anything like this before? Don’t worry - the method is surprisingly simple.

Join us for a 90 minute crash course and we’ll show you how to take the right kinds of photos, and how you turn them into a 3D model. By the end, you’ll be able to create your own virtual artefacts, monuments, and whatever else takes your fancy.

Grab this chance to improve your skills, and learn to take photos in 3D!

This a free event but booking is essential.

Recommended for ages 12+.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 Oct 2019 11:00 to 12:30
Sat 2 Nov 2019 11:00 to 12:30


Free entry

Booking essential

Also see



See location of Pontefract Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 460222  Lat: 53.69421 Long: -1.30481

By Road:
M62 jct32
Continue onto Park Road (A639)
Turn left onto Southgate (A645)

For car parking:
Turn left onto North Baileygate. Car park located off Beech Hill. WF8 2JF

Disabled car-parking spaces are available at the Castle gates (approach via Spink Lane or Micklegate).

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Monkhill/Baghill Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Walk from Pontefract town centre via Horsefair, Micklegate and Castle Chain.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Pontefract, Monkhill station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access