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Corfe Castle: Festival of Archaeology
UK’s biggest annual celebration of archaeology
Join us for the UK’s biggest annual celebration of archaeology. On Sunday 31 July, discover what life would have been like inside the castle walls, try your hand at historic crafts and see artefacts ranging from the Neolithic period to the Iron Age.
The National Trust is proud to support the Council for British Archaeology’s Festival of Archaeology which celebrates the fun and creativity that can be had with archaeology, and encourages people to explore and connect with the human stories that can be found throughout our natural and historic places. At Corfe Castle, we will be hosting the final day of this national event on Sunday 31 July, with free admission, family activities, talks and hands on experiences.
Activities for visitors to Corfe Castle’s Festival of Archaeology’ include…
-Try your hand at historic crafts including pottery and mosaic making, get creative with cave painting and have go at an archaeological dig.
-Follow the ‘Castle the King Built’ trail to learn more about the people who lived at Corfe Castle and find out about their real-life roles, from Masons and Minstrels to Servants and Kings.
-Watch live displays and join history talks to learn about different craft skills including Bronze Age metal casting, ancient pottery making and weaving.
-Get hands on with artefacts ranging from the Neolithic period to the Iron Age.
-Visit the photographic exhibition to look back on 40 years of National Trust care and conservation at Corfe Castle. The exhibition explores key highlights from the first archaeological excavations, with photos documenting key discoveries from the digs.
Corfe Castle and village are approx. 10 minute drive from Wareham town centre or 15 minutes on the local bus (number 40)