Dover Castle - English Heritage
Dover Castle - English Heritage
Set high above the famous white cliffs, Dover Castle boasts a colourful and fascinating history. Re-live the turbulent war years as you discover the labyrinth of Secret Wartime Tunnels built deep within the cliffs. Walk through the rooms where Sir Admiral Ramsay planned the â€œmiracle of Dunkirkâ€ and tour the underground hospital as you follow the story of a wounded wartime pilot. Above ground, donâ€™t miss the Admiralty Lookout, where you can learn about the techniques used to detect enemy ships and even try your hand at Morse code! Also take time to explore the atmospheric medieval underground tunnels, see one of Europeâ€™s best-preserved Roman lighthouses and walk the extensive battlements.
Castle or defences
21 February - 29 March 2015
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Adult Gift Aid Price £19.30
(Non-Gift Aid Price £17.50)
Child (5-15 years) Gift Aid Price £11.60
(Non-Gift Aid Price £10.50)
Concession Gift Aid Price £17.40
(Non-Gift Aid Price £15.80)
Family (2 adults plus (up to) 3 children) Gift Aid Price £50.10
(Non-Gift Aid Price £45.50)
- English Heritage
- 3 — 6 April 2015
Travel on a journey back in time with Peterkin the Jester, where Roman gladiators seek new recruits and medieval knights and princesses roam. Meet Victorian toymakers and make your own toy to take home. Can your little soldiers tackle the WWII assault course or diffuse the bomb in time? Go medieval and get hands on with knights training and etiquette. Be amazed at Peterkin’s fire eating show on stilts and sing a long with the merry musicians. A fun packed day of time travel for kids of all ages!
Adult £18.00 Child £11.80 Concession £16.10 . Price includes entry to the event and the site. Families entry is charged at standard rate plus £1 per child. Corporate members pay standard admission price on event days.
George & the Dragon
- 25 — 26 April 2015 10am-5pm
Come and re-live the story of St George and the Dragon at Dover Castle. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds, crafts and cookery of life in a medieval village. Meet the surgeon bringing to life gruesome medieval health care and await your fate in the crime and punishment trials. Revel in the medieval music and be amazed at the mounted skill at arms. Don’t miss the highlight - St George valiantly doing battle with the dastardly dragon. Kids can try on armour and test their skills at dragon slaying. With story telling, circus skills workshops and jesters too, it's a memorable day out for all the family.
Adult £18.00 Child £10.80 Concession £16.10 Family £46.80. Price includes entry to the event and the site. Corporate members pay standard admission price on event days.
- 23 — 25 May 2015
Dover Castle’s popular WWII Weekend is back with a bang! Soak up the atmosphere as the castle returns to the 1940's. Walk through military encampments and get up close to a full size replica Spitfire. Step inside Mr Smith’s bombed out shop and discover the austerity of the war years from the Ministry of Food. Experience the German field hospital. Keep up to date with news from the front with live news reels and book a visit to 1940s beauty parlour for a new look. Witness the display of firepower from both German and British Forces in the explosive live battle. With musicians performing wartime favourites and plenty of hands-on activities for children - it’s an action packed day to remember.
Adult £19.50 Child £11.80 Concession £17.30 Family £50.80. 10% early bird discount applies for tickets bought before Monday 27th April 2015. Price includes entry to the event and the site. Additional charges for beauty parlour apply. Corporate members pay standard admission price on event days. Purchase your tickets today using our online system below or by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm). Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.
Merry Maids and Men Discovery Visit
What was life like for children in a medieval castle? Where did they sleep? Was there any time for fun and games? Discover the answers by helping to tell the tale of Harry the kitchen boy and the naughty little Lady Ellie.
Duration: 3/4 hour
Key Stage: 1, History, Literacy, Story-telling, Drama
How to obtain
Call 01304 209899 to book a 45 minute session on weekdays during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19468 for more information.