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Festival of Cultural Heritage

Discover the incredible cultural heritage of the Isle of Purbeck and surrounding Dorset area

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

To celebrate National Heritage Open Days 2024, we are hosting the Corfe Castle Festival of Cultural Heritage, with free entry for all visitors. It is a space to celebrate and champion our local heritage.

From artisan crafts to talks and demonstrations, learn about the rich and varied heritage of our local area.

Times

The basics

Suitability

This is a family friendly event

Meeting point

There will be stalls, demonstrations and talks in the Outer Bailey

What to bring and wear

Footwear and clothing appropriate for exploring a ruined castle.

Accessibility

The festival will take place in the Outer Bailey where there is step free access

Other

Free admission all weekend. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Upcoming events

Event

Rooted in the ruins family quest 

Discover the plants that call Corfe Castle home with this new family quest.

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on
21 Jun to 18 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 27 other dates or times
Event

Medieval Paint Maker and Cutler 

Join our medieval paint maker and cutler working in our traditional 15th century buildings.

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on
22 Jun to 23 Jun 2024
at
10:00 to 17:00
+ 1 other date or time
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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
24 Jun to 16 Dec 2024
at
10:00 to 12:30
+ 25 other dates or times
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Guided Walk - Purbeck Ridgeway and East Corfe Common 

Join our friendly guide on a guided walk exploring the cultural history of the landscape surrounding the village of Corfe Castle.

Event summary

on
25 Jun 2024
at
13:00 to 15:30