Current exhibition in the Library is the 

The Phoenix Flies – Phase 7 – 2017 – 2019. 

This exhibition details the extraordinary journey that has seen the East Wing of the Castle transformed from an unused derelict space, to the new visitor experience you see today. As you read on you will learn about the numerous stages that we embarked on from August 2017 until today. This amazing building project has involved meticulous preservation and conservation of some of the existing fabric of the building which had survived the devastating fires and also developing areas that are brand new. Greendale Construction Ltd expertly led the build throughout the project and we would like to thank every person involved who assisted them.

Mid-May – June 2019

Highcliffe Castle Young Photographer of the Year 2019 – New Beginnings – Competition and exhibition


 This spring Highcliffe Castle is about to experience a new beginning with the opening of our East Wing and whole new exhibition telling the story of both the people and the building. For our 2019 Young People’s competition we want to see what New Beginnings means to you: Is it in young animals, people or the tiniest details of spring, in the woods or in your garden? Capture that vibrant moment and express what New Beginnings means to you through photography!

Please submit files electronically to kate.barrall@bcpcouncil.gov.uk. We can only accept digital files for this competition – printed photos cannot be accepted. Make sure your photograph accurately reflects New Beginnings in some way.  You must include the entry form, available here.

This competition is open to children aged 5-16yrs and will be judged in two categories. 5-9yrs old & 10-16yrs old