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Taunton Garrison Weekend

Taunton Garrison bring history to life at Dunster Castle with a living history camp, including live musket firing and weapon demonstrations.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Members of the Taunton Garrison will be back at Dunster Castle on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July and Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August. A living history camp will be set up on the forecourt of the castle for visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during the Monmouth Rebellion and English Civil War. Discover what the camp inhabitants ate, how they dressed and learn about the weapons they used to attack and defend. The day includes firing of the garrison's muskets during weapon demonstrations plus the opportunity for children to take part in a pike drill - will they be good enough to be recruited?

Please note that the musket demonstrations will include loud noises that may not be suitable for some visitors and dogs.

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

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The basics

Suitability

Children are encouraged to interact with the camp and join in with pike drills.

Meeting point

Taunton Garrison will be based on Green Court, in front of the castle.

Accessibility

Green Court is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Trampers are available to hire for the morning or afternoon. Courtesy bus with wheelchair lift also available to bring visitors up to Green Court. Please note that the musket demonstrations will include loud noises that may not be suitable for some visitors and dogs. A schedule of firing will be available at the camp and visitor reception.

Contact info

Dunster Castle and Watermill

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