Victorian explorers with Exmoor Zoo

Get up close to a variety of animals, big bugs and creepy crawlies and learn all about the Victorian age of exploration.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Get up close to a variety of animals, big bugs and creepy crawlies and learn all about the Victorian age of exploration.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole site: 16 Febuary - 3 November 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Family (1 Adult) £21.50 £19.50

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...

Car park charge of £5 per vehicle per day, £10 for Motor Homes, free for National Trust members.

Free parking in designated spaces for Blue Badge holders.

Under 5s can enter the property for free. 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
There are some steep steps and slopes in the gardens and leading up to the castle

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 July 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 July 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Visitor services
Email
dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01643 821 314

Upcoming events

Civil War weekend with the Taunton Garrison

Sat 20 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
Step back in time with Taunton Garrison.

Victorian explorers with Exmoor Zoo

Thu 25 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Get up close to a variety of animals, big bugs and creepy crawlies and learn all about the Victorian age of exploration.

Have-a-go archery and pistol shooting

Sun 28 Jul 2019
10:00-16:00
How good is your aim?

Outdoor theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream with The Lord Chamberlains Men

Wed 31 Jul 2019
19:00-21:00
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Outdoor theatre: Much Ado about Nothing with The Three Inch Fools

Sat 24 Aug 2019
19:00-21:00
Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing - a rip-roaring comedy of quarrels, deceptions and a frustratingly stupid man called Dogberry.

Outdoor theatre: Wuthering Heights with Chapterhouse Theatre

Sat 31 Aug 2019
19:00-21:00
Can Catherine and Heathcliff’s love endure, or will the forces of nature tear them apart?