FRENCH artist Olivier Grossetete will be building a giant cardboard castle at Norton Priory Museum.

A team of local volunteers will help him using around 1,300 cardboard boxes and 264 rolls of tape.

To celebrate on Saturday, August 11, admission will be free for this one off event so that as many visitors as possible can come and watch this fascinating castle take shape.

An action packed programme of events will keep children entertained.

Norton Priory director Frank Hargrave said: "The castle that Olivier and his team are creating is truly extraordinary.

"We’re delighted that we can celebrate this wonderful artwork here at Norton Priory with a real spectacle for the local community.”

Visitors can hear the tales of St George and face a terrifying dragon.

There will be a chance to meet medieval villagers and find out about they lives centuries ago and be entertained by a Medieval juggler.

Children can have a go with model siege engines, build a mini sandcastle and enjoy crafts in the museum.

Visitors can discover how to destroy a castle

Thanks to support from Culture Liverpool and funding from Arts Council England, the event includes free admission to Norton Priory Museum and Gardens.

Activities take place from 11am to 4pm.

Norton Priory museum is open from 10am to 5pm.