The Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle

The Wessex Ancient Network celebrate the Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover the pre-history of Corfe Castle and the story of the people and the landscape that were there before the castle was built. Listen to talks, absorb displays and get involved with interactive activities such as ‘The Dig’.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Corfe Castle

Prices

2022
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £10.00
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £25.00
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50

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:

  Gift Aid Standard
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.

Please note...

Corfe Castle is open every day and you don't need to book your visit in advance.

National Trust Members: free.

Under 5s: free.

Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).

Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three children.

The basics

Suitability
This is a family friendly activity
Meeting point
This evtn will take place in the Outer Bailey of Corfe Castle.
What to bring and wear
Footwear appropriate for exploring a ruined castle.
Accessibility
This event takes place in the Outer Bailey where there is step-free access.

Contact Info

Name
Corfe Castle
Email
corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01929 481294

Upcoming events

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February Half Term Fun at Corfe Castle

Sat 19 Feb 2022
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Fantastic Family Fun at Corfe Castle

Easter Adventures In Nature

Sat 09 Apr 2022
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Come along to Corfe Castle and discover the seasonal fun that can be had in nature.

The Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-18:00
The Wessex Ancient Network celebrate the Festival of Archaeology at Corfe Castle.

Historic Games at Corfe Castle

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-18:00
At Corfe Castle this summer, discover a plethora of historic games and activities.

Summer Outdoor Entertainment at Corfe Castle

Thu 04 Aug 2022
18:00-22:30
Come along to Corfe Castle this summer and become immersed in wonderful outdoor entertainment in the romantic ruins, nestled in the heart of the Purbeck countryside.