Corfe before the Castle

The Wessex Ancient Network invite you to delve into the past with interactive displays, talks and activities.

  • 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 event 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

The Castle the King Built trail with Nosy Crow

Mon 04 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Discover the characters of the book hidden around the castle ruins. As you seek out each character, learn a little more about their real-life role at Corfe Castle.

Quiet hour at Corfe Castle

Wed 06 Jul 2022
09:00-10:00
Enjoy a peaceful hour at Corfe Castle. This bookable event encourages peace and quiet within the hour of 9-10 am on Wednesday morning.

Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours

Sat 09 Jul 2022
10:00-18:00
At the gateway to Purbeck, Corfe Castle has stood watch for a thousand years. It has been a fortress, prison, family home and has even drawn the attention of German spies.

Guided Walk - Corfe Common to the hilltop village of Kingston

Sun 10 Jul 2022
13:00-15:30
Join Ben Buxton on a circular walk across Corfe Common to the hilltop village of Kingston

Corfe before the Castle

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-18:00
The Wessex Ancient Network invite you to delve into the past with interactive displays, talks and activities.

Outdoor Theatre: Cinderella

Thu 28 Jul 2022
19:00-21:30
Chapter House Theatre Company Presents Cinderella at Corfe Castle In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales.