Tudor Adventure

Back by popular demand for 2016, step back in time to the late Tudor period 1572 - 1603 at Corfe Castle. Discover life in Purbeck and the castle under the ownership of Sir Christopher Hatton in the Tudor Dynasty of Elizabeth I.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

New for this year, we are looking deeper into the famous circumnavigation of Sir Francis Drake around the world, privately funded by Hatton, together with Elizabeth's Spymaster Sir Frances Walsingham, the Queen's favourite, Leicester, Earl of Lincoln - the Lord High Admiral of England, and Sir William Winter, the surveyor of the Navy. The castle will be hosting a range of exciting interactive displays and presentations. Don't miss our trail to uncover a spy network.

Prices

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

Prices

Off peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.35 £8.50
Child £4.68 £4.25
Family £23.38 £21.24
1 adult and up to 3 children £14.03 £12.75
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.04
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £8.99
Child £4.95 £4.49
Family £24.75 £22.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £14.85 £13.50
Group Adult N/A £8.55
Group Child N/A £4.28

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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

 

Please note...

Peak: 25-31 March, 1-10 April, 16-17 April, 23-24 April, 30 April-2 May, 7-8 May,14-15 May, 21-22 May, 28 May-5 June, 11-12 June, 18-19 June, 25-26 June, 2-3 July, 9 July-29 August, 3-4 September 10-11 September, 17-18 September, 24-25 September, 22-30 October. Off peak: at all other times.
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.
Standard family tickets admit two adults and up to three children. Family tickets (one adult) admit one adult and up to three children.

The basics

Suitability
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelcahir access to the outer bailey only.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 August 2016 10:00 - 17:00
25 August 2016 10:00 - 17:00
26 August 2016 10:00 - 17:00
27 August 2016 10:00 - 17:00
28 August 2016 10:00 - 17:00
29 August 2016 10:00 - 17:00

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Tudor Adventure

Wed 24 Aug 2016
10:00-17:00
Back by popular demand for 2016, step back in time to the late Tudor period 1572 - 1603 at Corfe Castle. Discover life in Purbeck and the castle under the ownership of Sir Christopher Hatton in the Tudor Dynasty of Elizabeth I.

Open Air Cinema: The Jungle Book (PG)

Fri 26 Aug 2016
20:45-22:30
Purbeck Film Festival present open air cinema in the castle grounds. Come and experience the magic of watching 'Stars under the Stars' in the ruins of Corfe Castle.

Open Air Cinema: Paddington (PG)

Sat 27 Aug 2016
20:45-22:30
Purbeck Film Festival present open air cinema in the castle grounds. Come and experience the magic of watching 'Stars under the Stars' in the ruins of Corfe Castle.

Open Air Cinema: Spectre (15)

Sun 28 Aug 2016
20:45-23:00
Purbeck Film Festival present open air cinema in the castle grounds. Come and experience the magic of watching 'Stars under the Stars' in the ruins of Corfe Castle.

Storytelling for families: The Normans

Sat 03 Sep 2016
12:30-13:15
A thrilling story of two castles; one built of stone the other of wood.

Civil War: Besieged & Betrayed

Sat 10 Sep 2016
10:00-17:00
Experience all aspects of a 17th century Civil War encampment at Corfe Castle, including drills and weaponry displays, led by Lord Hopton's Regiment of Foote.