Festival of Archaeology

Join the Council for British Archaeology and the National Trust to celebrate the end of the national festival here at Corfe Castle. With free admission to the castle grounds, we celebrate the creativity and fun that can be had with archaeology.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Join the Council for British Archaeology and the National Trust to celebrate the end of the national festival here at Corfe Castle. With free admission to the castle grounds, we celebrate the creativity and fun that can be had with archaeology. With free admission to the castle grounds, we celebrate the creativity and fun that can be had with archaeology with a focus on Archaeological Experiences. We welcome families and children to the fun filled day. There will be talks and demonstrations in the Outer Bailey of Corfe Castle.

The National Trust is proud to support the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology, the UK’s biggest annual celebration of archaeology. During these two weeks, properties will deliver activities to engage members and visitors with archaeology - exploring the human stories of our places and connecting them to the environment.  Across the National Trust, there will be a range of digital and in-person activities including an archaeology-themed family fun day at Corfe Castle on the 31st July with stalls, talks and hands-on experiences.

The basics

Suitability
This is a family friendly event
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

Sun 26 Jun 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 29 Jun 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.

Guided Walk - Corfe Common and Purbeck Ridgeway

Wed 29 Jun 2022
13:00-15:00
Join Ben Buxton on a guided walk exploring Corfe Common and the Purbeck Ridgeway

Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours

Sat 02 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.