Time traveller's kitchen

The 'Time Traveller's Kitchen' demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck's land, sea and sky.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Ingredients, recipes and techniques will be demonstrated by the castle's very own sutler from a replica Civil War field kitchen.

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 £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.30 £4.75
Family £26.20 £23.75
One adult and up to three children £15.70 £14.25
Group Adult N/A £8.50
Group Child N/A £4.20
Peak
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.40
Child £5.80 £5.20
Family £28.60 £26.00
One adult and up to three children £17.20 £15.60
Group Adult N/A £9.30
Group Child N/A £4.60

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

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Peak: 1-2 January, 10-18 February, 30 March -15 April, 21-22, 28-29 April, 5-7, 12-13, 19-20 May, 26 May – 3 June, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 June, 30 June- 1 July, 7-8, 14-31 July, 1-31 August, 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 September, 6-7, 13-14, 20-28 October


Off peak: at all other times.


Under 5s: free. Child price applies for 5-18 year olds (inclusive).
Family ticket admits two adults plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of two adults plus one 5-18 year old. 
One adult family ticket admits one adult plus up to three 5-18 year olds for the price of one adult plus one 5-18 year old. 
Visitors arriving by public transport are offered a discount voucher redeemable at the shop or tea-rooms. This offer applies at all times.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Please be aware that there are steps, steep slopes and uneven paths in the castle. There is wheelchair access to the Outer Bailey only.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 July 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
14 July 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
15 July 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
21 July 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available
22 July 2018 10:30 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

17th-century falconry

Sat 23 Jun 2018
10:00-17:00
Come and meet our birds of prey and learn about the famous falconers who became embroiled in the English Civil War.

Volunteer at Corfe Castle

Sun 24 Jun 2018
11:00-14:00
Find out about volunteer opportunities with drop in days on 24-25 June, 11am-2pm

Open Air Theatre: Dr Dolittle

Thu 28 Jun 2018
19:00-21:30
Illyria (equity) presents: Dr Dolittle; a funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.

Experience awesome Nightjars on the Trust's Purbeck Heaths

Thu 05 Jul 2018
20:00-22:00
Nightjars are one of the Purbeck's weirdest yet mystical birds. The way they fly, the noises they make, where they come from and where they nest, combine to make this unmistakable bird one of the highlights of Purbeck's nature calendar.

Time traveller's kitchen

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
The 'Time Traveller's Kitchen' demonstrates culinary delights from the Seventeenth Century, using ingredients from Purbeck's land, sea and sky.

Open Air Theatre: The Pirates of Penzance

Fri 13 Jul 2018
19:00-21:30
When a young man named Frederick leaves the band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, hilarity ensues.