Ancient Technology Centre

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Damerham Road Cranborne
BH21 5RP

The Ancient Technology Centre's activities and buildings are based on archaeological evidence from a range of periods including the Neolithic, Iron Age (Celtic), Roman, Anglo Saxon and Viking eras.

Further information

Opening Hours:

We are open to school groups for day visits or residential visits throughout the year - please contact the centre for further details. only open to the public for certain events such as Open Days and Storytellings - please visit the website or telephone 01725 517618 for details.


There are variable charges for schools/groups, residentials and public events. Please visit the website for details of our charges or telephone 01725 517618.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

The Ancient Technology Centre provides hands-on learning opportunities in ancient skills and crafts for school groups as day visits and as residentials. The general public is welcome to visit on specific Ancient Days, Open Weekends and storytelling/musical events. Small groups may also visit the centre by prior arrangement only. Please visit our website or telephone 01725 517618 for further information on all visiting details.


  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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