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Upcoming ATC Events

23rd & 24th March 2019



Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm 

Prices: Adults £10.00, Children £5.00, Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 

27th & 28th July 2019

Dark Ages Weekent 28th & 29th July 2018


Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm 

Prices: Adults £10.00, Children £5.00, Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 

Sunday 29th September 2019

Apple Day Sunday 23rd September 2018


Sunday 10am - 4pm

Prices: Adults £5, Children £2.50,  Under 4's free - Tickets available on the gate on the day. 

Other Events at the Ancient Technology Centre.


Outside event organisers hire the Ancient Technology Centre to hold events and sell tickets to the general public.  Any tickets or enquiries for these events should be directed to the organisers.  

The Ancient Technology Centre is used on a daily basis by school groups, we  kindly ask that you respect the site by leaving it as you found it. 

  • Please take your rubbish away with you.  
  • Please be aware this is a no smoking site 
  • Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on-site due to livestock.

If you park in the School car park please be respectful to our neighbours:

  • Please only park in designated areas, please do not park on the grass.
  • Please do not smoke on-site
  • Please be aware that dogs are not permitted on-site, even if they are left in cars, which we wholeheartedly discourage!
  • And under no circumstances let your dogs toilet in the school grounds!

There are a few B&Bs and holiday accommodation  in the village

The Inn at Cranborne -

La Fosse | B&B and Restaurant -

Sheaf of Arrows -

Gold Oak Farm -

And campsites are all within 5 miles of Cranborne.

Storytelling in the Earthouse

Storytelling in the Earthouse

In a field on the outskirts of Cranborne village, there is a hill, and it has a door…  

One of Dorset’s best kept secrets, the Earthouse is a 200-seat theatre – lit by lamplight and fire-light. Here audiences sit on wooden benches, under an earth roof, held up by 21 huge oak tree trunks… they come to listen to stories. The Ancient Technology Centre works with the Crick Crack Club to bring some of the finest contemporary performance storytellers to this fabulous off-beat venue – turning it into a cinema of the imagination.   

‘I was spellbound – I don’t use the word lightly’ THE TIMES   

‘the art of storytelling is in the surest, safest hands here’ REMOTE GOAT

Find out more

New Dates for Next Year

Thank you to the Crick Crack Club for a year of amazing Storytelling.  The next Storytelling event will take place in April 2019 but details have not been announced yet.  For those wishing to book tickets for future storytelling events I strongly recommend joining the Crick Crack Club's mailing list so you are notified when tickets go on sale. 

Jaminaround 1: 25th May 2019


More details to follow shortly...

Touch the Earth - Saturday 1st June 2019 - 7:30pm till 10:30pm


Touch the Earth live in Concert with Guest Andreas Kornevall Ceremonialist and Poet 

Dive into an Ancient past where Tribal music, Northern myth and tales of old weave the magical threads into a tapestry of wonder and mystery. As flames from the central hearth dance upon the walls of the Earth House, we settle down in the mother, with earth, stone and wood giving shelter. The Gathering drums call out across the land as sounds blend and hearts beat bringing alive Ancient runic magic dancing in the magic of sound.


Due to the nature of the venue numbers for this concert are limited

Light refreshments for sale during the interval.

Choose either event and book 'Weekend ticket' for discounted both events. 

More Information & to Book Tickets

Touch the Earth - Sunday 2nd June 2019 - 10am - 12:30

Ancient High Seat Ceremony

Ancient High Seat Ceremony brought to you by Andreas Kornevall, with Touch the Earth. 

An amazing opportunity to be a part of something special:

"Tis time to sing at the Seat of Thul,

At the well of Urdh to welcome wisdom. . .”

The Sayings of the High One

A closed ceremony of the high seat will be performed on the Sunday, strictly 16+, no children. Led by ceremonialist Andreas Kornevall 


The High Seat Ceremony is a powerful ceremony of old Norse Shamanic/Trance tradition where oracular and healing functions are asked to be present. We invite the ancestral Völva (the first Witch) Goddess Freyja to take her high seat in the middle of the room and we invite her in with our music, singing, dancing and prayers. You may ask a question to the Oracle/Goddess, for a blessing, or simply attend in support. We work with each other to create the space for this ancient healing ceremony which has been practiced in pre-Christian Europe from time immemorial - This is the central shamanic ritual within the Northern tradition.   Sorry this Ceremony is NOT suitable for children under the age of 16



Choose either event and book 'Weekend ticket' for discounted both events. 

More Information & to book tickets

Jaminaround 2: Sat 7th September 2019


More details to follow shortly...