Corfe Castle for schools and colleges
Self-led or guided tours give students the chance to get hands on with history in a castle built by Normans, partially destroyed by Parliamentarians and regarded as a symbol of Purbeck for centuries.
The best way to visit as a school is with National Trust Education Group Membership which gives free admission to most National Trust properties for a whole year.
Alternatively, visit our website for information on group prices.
Self-led visits can be based on the activity sheets in our learning pack for Key Stages One and Two — see topics below.
Contact us for a copy. Please book your self-led visit at least seven days in advance — see below.
- Who was who? An introduction to some of the people who worked in the castle,
- Daily life of a page and a peasant,
- Corfe Castle discovery trail,
- The castle defences,
- What the early tourists saw,
- A castle for sale.
Guided tours last between 60 and 90 minutes and can be tailored to take into account specific content, time or special needs constraints.
They can cover a range of topics relevant to Key Stages One and Two — see below.
Please book at least 21 days in advance.
- Why castles were built (KS1),
- Life in a castle (KS1),
- English Civil War: Corfe Castle is besieged (KS2),
- A local history study: Corfe Castle and its village through the centuries (KS2).
To book your visit, please contact us or download the form below: