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Medieval Living History
Tamworth Castle, The Holloway
Tel : 01827 709 626
Discover what life was like for our medieval characters.
Visit Lady Freville and learn about the activities that would fill her days. Encounter the laundress and help her prepare clothes for washing the medieval way and meet the Armourer to find out how maille was made and medieval weapons.
Admission times: 11.30am –4.00pm
Admission: Adults £7.50, OAP £6.50, Child (over 5) £5.00, Child (2-4yrs) £3.00, Under 2yrs free
No Pre-booking necessary.
As you explore this award winning Castle you can see for yourself the maze of intact rooms, halls and chambers that still echo with events from 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 Anker.
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.
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 when it returned home to the ancient capital of Mercia. We now have number of pieces on display. Come and discover more about the Mercian Trail.
From M1/M6 northbound take the M42 and exit at Junction 10. From the M6 southbound exit at Junction 12 and approach Tamworth via A5.
By Public Transport
Tamworth station is well served by train from London and the north-west with London Midland. Book online at http://www.londonmidland.com/ and you'll pay no booking fees or postage. The station is just a 10 minute walk from the castle
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