Corfe Castle Archaeological Week
28th July to 2nd August 2009

Corfe Castle, a famous National Trust property in Purbeck, celebrates annually with living history displays as part of National Archaeological Week, now renamed the British Festival of Archaeology.

A team of prehistoric potters join with other demonstrators and Trust volunteers to provide information and education about life in and around Corfe.

To find out more about Corfe Castle follow this link.

2009 saw a special display by the Ancient Wessex Development Group over the weekend of 1st & 2nd August. This featured a display of art and craft works inspired by ancient landscape and material culture. There were demonstrations that the public watched and talked about with the "experts", with chances to try some of the skills, such as beaker making and textile working.

Interested people came to a special Opening Night :-

See details of 2007 event here

See details of 2006 event here

See details of 2005 event here

The potters enjoying the sun. The castle was undergoing some repair works, but these are finished now, so less of the castle will fall on the visitors' heads!