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Castle due to re-open this Saturday!

Great news for all castle and history lovers out there, as Tamworth Castle is set to re-open its doors to the public this Saturday, August 1st.

Tamworth Borough Council’s Castle Team have been working hard to ensure the castle museum can open safely to the general public and adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines. There are some temporary changes within operation to help keep visitors and staff safe, but still able to enjoy their time in the 900 year-old castle.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a look around the inside of the building and its many furnished rooms. The top floor is still under-going work to complete the new £768,050 funded ‘Battle and Tribute’ display, which will turn the space into an interactive exhibition bringing Tamworth’s dramatic and exciting Anglo-Saxon history to life. (This area will be not accessible and a discount in admission price is given to reflect this.)

All tickets must be pre-booked online and entry will be staggered and limited to 10 visitors every half an hour. First admission is from 10.30am and the last admission of the day is at 3pm. The building will then close at 4pm.

Tickets can be booked online via the castle website: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk.

Admission Prices are: Adults: £6.50; Child: 5-15: £4, Child 2-4yrs: £2; Child under 2 years: Free; OAP/Concessions (65 yrs+): £5.50; Family Ticket: £19.

Opening hours are from 10.30am-4pm, Wednesday-Sunday (Re-opening from this Saturday).

Visitors will be greeted at the castle entrance, asked to sanitise their hands, given advice and information on getting around and more detailed information regarding the rooms inside.

The café/gift shop will not be open at this stage, but there will be members of staff at hand to answer any customer questions.

Toilet facilities will be open to all visitors in a reduced capacity to aid supervision and regular cleaning, please be patient if there is a small queue.

Cllr Jeremy Oates, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Heritage and Growth, said: “Tamworth Castle is the foundation of our town story and I am delighted that we are able to open its doors again to the public.

“Whether you are a recent or frequent visitor, or have never been inside our ancient castle, I would encourage every to come, learn and share our history.

“We thank everyone for their understanding, patience and support for Tamworth Castle during this unprecedented and incredibly difficult time.

“It’s been a challenging few months with the recent restrictions staff have worked hard to ensure all measures are in place to keep people safe and follow all current COVID-19 guidelines.

“Please remember you can only currently pre-book online, no door sales are available. The shop/café remain closed at this time, but we are working on re-opening this as soon as we safely can.

“We can’t wait to welcome people back to our amazing building and showcase its rich history, and we look forward to seeing you and sharing the wonderful story Tamworth has!”