Weapons and Warfare at Tamworth Castle
As the ancient capital of Mercia and once home to the King of Mercia’s palace, Tamworth’s history is crammed with stories of intrigue and warfare.
For 12 months a planned exhibition featuring 22 pieces from the Staffordshire Hoard will help visitors explore more about the power struggles of the Anglo-Saxon era, the battles, the blows and the bloodshed.
Artefacts will be brought to life with stunning replica weapons, hands-on activities and period costumes for young and old to try.
Summer Opening :
April – October : Tuesday – Sunday 11.30am – 4.45pm (last admission 4.00pm)
October – April: Saturdays & Sundays 11.30am- 3.45pm (last admission 3.00pm)
We are open extra days for Staffordshire school holidays and Bank Holidays. Please telephone or check our website for details.
How to book your ticket
No need to book, there is no additional charge for this exhibition.
From February 2013- August 2013 Adults £7.00 Child 5+ £4.50, Child 2-4 yrs £1.50, OAP/Concessions £6.00. Admission charges for special events and Bank Holidays may vary.
Seating is provided at regular intervals for visitors with limited mobility
Guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcomed and a water bowl is provided.
Please contact Tamworth Castle for specialist access information 01827 709626.
Getting here and parking
Tamworth Castle is in the heart of Tamworth town centre with easy access by road and rail.
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.
The Castle is ten minutes walk from Tamworth station
We advise visitors to check for the most up-to-date train times (check www.nationalrail.co.uk for the most up-to-date train times).
What else to see and do
Onsite gift shop and small café selling refreshments
Male, female and disabled access toilets on-site.