A visit to Tamworth Castle takes you back in time and offers a perfect blend of fascinating history, regular live entertainment events and a stunningly complete building.
As you explore the Castle you can see for yourself the maze of intact rooms, halls and chambers that still echo with events from Saxon beginnings, Norman dynasties, Tudor grandeur and great family influences.
Come and enjoy the all-year-round events and activities that keep families of all ages entertained and enthralled both inside the Castle and outside in the wonderful landscaped grounds alongside the River Tame.
Get You Hands on Some Living History
No shuffling around a quiet museum or staring at an empty ruin here!
Tamworth Castle really does bring history to life with fun re-enactments and superbly staged scenes from the past with regular Living History Days.
Did they really live like this?
Why not ask them yourself as families and servants cook, entertain or eat in period-style right in front of you?
Active history doesn’t stop there with a range of events happening during half-term and school holidays including children’s drop-in workshops – great fun & messy, they’ll love it!
In 2011 Tamworth Castle hosted the sell-out exhibition of the key pieces of Saxon Gold. We have many peices of the Staffordshire Hoard on display at the Castle brought to life with a fabulous display of stunning replicas and hands-on activities.
Castle or defences
To the general public:
Winter Season: October to End of March Open weekends only 12 noon - 4.15pm last admission 3.30pm
Summer season: April - End of September, Tues - Sun 11.30 - 4.45pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Open out of hours to pre-booked groups.
Open to pre-booked schools throughout the year
Child (Aged 5 to 16) £4.50
Child (Aged 2 to 5) £1.50
Child (Under 2) FREE
Senior Citizen (Aged 60 plus)/Concession £6.00
Family (2 Adult plus 2 children) £21.00
Contact for schools and events:
education and events officer
tel: 01827 709632
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