Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Old Castle is now open Weds - Sun. You will need to book your timed tickets in advance and tickets are available to book now. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There will be other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit maybe a little different.

Welcome to Sherborne Old Castle

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • We’ve introduced new measures at Sherborne Old Castle to keep you safe on your visit. One-way routes might be in place, and parts of the site may be closed to help with social distancing.  New signs will be in place to point you in the right direction, and our friendly team will be on hand to help with any questions you might have.
  • Shop - The shop will be open, but there will be limits on the number of people allowed in. A one-way route may also be in place. Hand sanitiser will be available where necessary.
  • Toilets - The toilets will remain closed. There are public toilets a 10-minute walk away on New Road. 
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Sherborne Old Castle's indoor shop and all other indoor spaces. We won’t be able to give you a face covering, so please come prepared so you don’t miss out.
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