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Keeper of the Castle: Storytelling tours

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join the Keeper of the Castle as you discover how clever design and strategic location made it fulfil its role throughout a turbulent history. During this fun and fact filled 45-minute tour you will discover some of the castle's secrets and participate in interactive challenges as you time travel through the ages from the Normans to the 1940's.

Tours begin at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This is a family friendly event

Meeting point

This event will begin in the Outer Bailey of Corfe Castle and will involve steep slopes and steps.

What to bring and wear

Clothes and footwear suitable for exploring a ruined castle with uneven surfaces and lots of steps.

Accessibility

Please contact us directly to arrange a step-free version of this event.

Upcoming events

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Mission Conservation family quest 

Welcome to mission conservation at Corfe Castle! Join in with this new family quest to learn about the multi-million pound conservation project that has begun here at Corfe Castle.

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on
28 Feb to 16 Mar 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 17 other dates or times
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Artisan Crafts 

Watch demonstrations of heritage crafts from our friendly artisan volunteers.

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on
1 Mar to 13 Dec 2024
at
10:00 to 12:30
+ 41 other dates or times
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Medieval Tile Workshop 

Join our friendly artisan volunteers as they demonstrate the medieval craft of tile making in our 15th style timber frame workshop.

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on
4 Mar to 16 Dec 2024
at
10:00 to 12:30
+ 41 other dates or times
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Spring games at Corfe Castle 

Get involved with our spring themed activities dotted throughout the castle ruins during the Easter holidays.

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on
23 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 18 other dates or times