Events

Victorian games

Play 1940s or Victorian games at Dunster Castle with Heuristics © Seamus Rogers

Play 1940s or Victorian games at Dunster Castle with Heuristics

Wed 9 & Thur 10 April, 11am to 4pm

Join Heuristics for hands on authentic Victorian games and technology. Suitable for all ages.

Normal admission applies (members free).

Experience a castle under siege

Experience the Civil War at Dunster Castle and Gardens © Dave Wood

Experience the Civil War at Dunster Castle and Gardens

Tue 8 & 15 April, 11.30am and 2pm
Mon 5 & Tue 27 May, 11.30am and 2pm

Journey back in time with our Civil War soldiers. Hear tales of 16th-century battle, meet the garrison cook and feel the weight of a 400-year-old cannonball.

Normal admission applies (NT members free), plus £3.50 per adult and £2 per child.

Be summoned by the bells

Explore our Victorian kitchens on a behind the scenes tour © NTPL/Nadia Mackenzie

Explore our Victorian kitchens on a behind the scenes tour

Thu 10 & 17 April, 11am and 2pm
Thu 8, 15 & 29 May, 11am and 2pm

Explore life above and below stairs in the Luttrell family home. Climb the spiral staircase to the bellboy's room, admire the views from the Flying Passage and see the state-of-the-art technology in the Victorian kitchen.

Normal admission applies (NT members free), plus £4 per adult and £2 per child.

Falconry displays

Interactive falconry displays at Dunster Castle and Gardens

Sat 12 & Sun 13 April, 11am to 4pm

Watch these beautiful birds swooping, gliding and chasing prey in displays by Raphael Falconry; then meet a selection of falcons and owls at the Hawk House.

Have-a-go archery

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

Fri 18 - Mon 21 April, 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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Sat 19 & Sun 20 April, 11am - 3pm

Join our annual fun-filled weekend of eggcellent Easter-themed activities and win a Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

Normal admission (NT members free), plus £2 per trail.

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