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An educational trip to remember © Seamus Rogers

An educational trip to remember

Enhance your visit

Notes for teachers

Use these notes to lead your group on a tour around the house. These notes will provide you with information about the history of Dunster Castle.

Learning activites at Dunster Castle

Find out about the activities we can offer on a learning visit to Dunster Castle. This resource includes a description of the tours we offer with tour lengths, price, curriculum links and other essential information.

Essential information for schools

A resource of essential information to help plan your learning visit. This includes information on how to book, arriving, the location of facilities such as toilets and the all important where to eat lunch.

Booking form

Please complete and return this booking form to book your groups learning visit. This gives details of which package you would like to book, the number of members in your party and any special requirements you may have.

Hazard information

Hazard information to help with writing your own risk assessments for visiting the castle site.

Indemnity form

Please complete and return a copy of our under 18's indemnity form before your visit.

Read our testimonials

Our volunteers are captivated by our rich history © Dave Wood

Our volunteers are captivated by our rich history

'A most enjoyable visit.' Blackmore Vale Lions Club, 2011.

'All our families had a great day and some are considering a return visit!' Blandford Army Camp, 2011.

About our siege and surrender experience:

'Brings history to life.'

'It takes real personality to pull this off - and you have the characters! ... we will be back!' Kings School, 2011.

'Demonstration was very informative and enjoyed by the children.' Umberveigh CP School, 2011.

Children enjoyed 'handling things from the past, such as canon balls' Sidmouth Primary School, 7-8 years olds.

Read our testimonials

Dressing up has proved to be a highlight © Victoria Ward

Dressing up has proved to be a highlight

Comments about our Victorian tours include:

'Wonderful experience ... and gives them a taste of life in the past at Dunster Castle.' Dunster First School, 5-6 years old, 2010.

'They loved the dressing up and the butter making ... the costumes looked wonderful.' Dunster First School, 5-6 years old, 2011.

Our general history tour:

'Children enjoyed ... imagining what it might have been like to see Vikings on the way to attack.' Dunster First School, 2011.

Tailor made tour:

'Enjoyed dressing up and the dragon hunt.' Puriton Primary School, 5-6 years old, 2011.

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