Saxons & Vikings: The Siege of Wareham
This May bank holiday, witness the sound and fury of Saxon and Viking warriors in pitched battle as they recreate the siege of Wareham.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Beware the fearsome cries of "Odin" across the Isle of Purbeck! You can also explore the Saxon village and discover what life was like during this harsh period.
10.00am Saxon living history village opens.
11.00am Viking raid on the Saxon stronghold of Corfe.
12:30pm King Alfred's Court (lower camp). 'The forming of the great 'Alliance'. Training the young volunteer warriors to join King Alfred's army (main arena).
2.45pm Mustering the Saxon, Brythonic and Viking armies for battle.
- Event ticket prices
|One adult family||£18.15||£16.50|
|One adult family||£19.80||£18.00|
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Peak: 15-23 and 29 February. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 March. 3-19 and 25-26 April. 2-3,8-10, 16-17 and 23-31 May. 6-7, 13-14 and 27-28 June. 4-5 and 11-31 July. 1-31 August. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 September. 24-31 October. 1 November. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-31 December.
Off peak: At all other times.
Under 5s: free.
Child price applies for 5-17 year olds (inclusive). Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children for the price of two adults plus one child. One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three children for the price of one adult plus one child. Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher with admission to the castle. Voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-room.
|8 May 2020||10:00 - 17:00||Available|
|9 May 2020||10:00 - 17:30||Available|
|10 May 2020||10:00 - 17:30||Available|