Corfe Castle for schools and colleges

A young girl tries on a Norman helmet at Corfe Castle

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, see our homepage for information on group prices.

Guided tours

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 including:

  • 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).

Please book your guided tour at least 21 days in advance.

Self-led visits

A new learning pack is now available for years four to six.  The pack contains full colour photocopiable worksheets about the castle defences, the daily lives of the people who lived there, a discovery trail and a set of images of the castle past and present.  

Priced at £6.50, the pack can be purchased in person from the Corfe Castle Ticket Office.  Alternatively, we can post the pack to you for an additional P&P charge.  Payment for the pack can be made on the day of your visit.

Please book your self-led visit at least seven days in advance.

Learning at Corfe Castle
Learning at Corfe Castle
Learning at Corfe Castle