The Castle provides a magnificent backdrop for history, art and craft exhibitions. Our varied programme offers something for all tastes and ages whilst promoting the best local artists.

Henry v111 costume

‘Costume and Product Design’ 03 July – 28 July 

Talented Arts University Bournemouth students studying BA (Hons) Performance and Film Costume created five highly detailed costumes recreating four key characters of the Castle. This exhibition will tell the story of their creation, and will also feature other period costumes created by final year students.

‘Cabinet of Marvels’ 31 July – 29 September 

Dorset based artist Pippa Burnard takes once treasured items and gives them a new lease of life through her book, carvings and paper sculptures. Each are then encased in glass fronted boxes or glass domes, many of which tell a story of their own.