Events

Civil War weekend

See the Civil War soldiers in action at Dunster Castle © Dave Wood

See the Civil War soldiers in action at Dunster Castle

Sat 3 & Sun 4 May, 11am - 4pm

Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry and musket displays, then visit the Living History Encampment to see a slice of real life during the English Civil War.

Normal admission applies (NT members free).

Meet the housekeeper

Meet the Housekeeper at Dunster Castle and Gardens © NTPL/Dave Wood

Meet the Housekeeper at Dunster Castle and Gardens

Sat 31 May & Sun 1 June, Sat 7 & Sun 8 June, 11am - 4pm

Meet our Edwardian housekeeper and master the art of being an Edwardian gentleman or lady. But beware, she may put you to work with the servants.

Normal admission applies (NT members free).

Summoned by bells

Explore our Victorian Kitchens on a behind the scenes tour

Thu 8, 15 & 29 May, 11am and 2.30pm

Explore life above and below stairs in the Luttrell family home on this award-winning tour.

Normal admission applies (NT members free) plus £4 per adult and £2 per child. Please call 01643 821314 to book.

Life under siege

Join our Civil War soldiers for the Siege and Surrender Experience

Mon 5 & Tue 27 May, 11.30am and 2pm

Journey back in time with our Civil War soldiers and hear tales of 16th-century battle.

Normal admission applies (NT members free), plus £3.50 per adult and £2 per child. Please call 01643 821314 to book.

Have-a-go archery

Try your hand at archery on the Green court © Seamus Rogers

Fri 4 - Sun 6 July, 11am - 4pm

Try your hand at archery with the Bowmen of Danesfield in front of the castle on Green Court.

Normal admission applies (NT members free), £3 for 6 arrows.

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