Education visits to Dunster Castle

For further information or to discover how we can support your special project, contact us on 01643 823006.

Children looking out from the Keep

Self-guided visits to Dunster Castle

We have a variety of resources to facilitate a self-led visit and will be happy to help find something that meets the needs of your group.

Childhood wonder at Knights school

Guided learning sessions

Our experienced education volunteers lead learning sessions and activities across a range of topics. We cater mainly for Reception, KS1 and KS2 but also run sessions for GCSE pupils and students in post-16 education.

Dunster Castle in autumn

English Language Schools

Dunster Castle is an historical icon in the South West and a popular choice with self-guided English language schools. If you would like to bring your group, please contact us to make a booking.

Children working on activity packs

Teacher resources

These teacher resources are here to accompany our learning sessions. Our guided learning sessions are popular and must be booked in advance.

Collecting the Sandford Award from Tom O’Leary, Director of Public Engagement for Historic Royal Palaces

Sandford Award 2019

In 2019 we retained the Sandford Award for Heritage Education for Dunster Castle and Gardens. The award is a quality mark for Heritage Education and this year the judge observed our ‘Life in a Victorian Household’ learning programme. This award is a great recognition for the team who have made a huge contribution to the success of our learning programme.