Weapons and Warfare at Tamworth Castle
Please note that the Staffordshire Hoard objects will not be on display from 2 February to 15 March 2014 whilst we carry out important research into the collection. However, the Weapons and Warfare exhibition will remain open during this time. Do please contact us directly for further information.
There is a permanent display of items from the Staffordshire Hoard 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.
Explore our exhibition on Saxon Tamworth, which features information on the life of a Saxon soldier, the power struggles and warfare, town life and the ancient watermill, and Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians.
Artefacts are be brought to life with stunning replica weapons, armour and lots of hands-on activities and period costumes for young and old to try.
For further information visit www.tamworthcastle.co.uk
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.