Hoard returns to Tamworth Castle
A selection of items from the Staffordshire
Hoard is set to return Tamworth Castle in a brand new
The 22 unconserved items will remain on
display for 12 months (from August 25)
This new display is one of the first steps
towards developing the ‘Mercian Trail’, which aims to tell the
story of the Staffordshire Hoard and the region’s Anglo-Saxon
As well as the Hoard exhibition, new
interpretation boards and interactive displays will explain the
weapons and warfare of Saxon Mercia - and Tamworth’s importance as
In addition, there will be stunning new
replica items which will shed more light on how original Saxon
weapons were made and used. Visitors of all ages can try their hand
at writing with runes and dressing up in period costumes.
Entrance to the Castle is £5.50 for
adults and £3.00 for children. This covers both the exhibition and
access to the rest of the ancient monument.
- Please note, the Castle is currently in the middle of a
Heritage Lottery Fund project, with major building works in
progress. There is currently no access to the courtyard and dungeon
and there are no toilet facilities on site. All other rooms are
open as normal.
Photos from last year's exhibition: