A new chapter at Dunster Castle

A collection of Chapters room cards

Immerse yourself in the history of the house and the Luttrell family with our new Chapters project. Discover what happened at dinner when the Maharaja of Jaipur came to stay, and what Alys Luttrell thought of her 1950's kitchen. You can pick up a Chapters booklet at the castle desk.

A new chapter

‘Chapters’ weaves various interpretation to help illuminate tales of Castle life across the ages. Be guided by the ‘Chapters’ booklet or pick up the special room cards, each reflecting the elements of that room. Have a go at getting your place setting correct for a three course dinner or put your ear to the speaking tube in the Butler’s pantry and listen in on the kitchen staff.
 
Discover how the Castle was also used in its heyday and how the family hosted grand occasions from society balls to polo matches. Find out what happened at dinner when the Maharaja of Jaipur came to stay, and what Alys Luttrell thought of her new 1950s kitchen or how the great Estate at which the Castle had been at the centre, then had to be broken up after WWII.
 
The ‘Chapters’ booklet is available at the porch desk.