Opening Times & Prices

We open extra days including Mondays for bank holidays and Staffordshire school holidays, helping you make the most of holidays! There are often special events such as living history, Saxon festivals and historical events that you can get involved in during these times. Please be aware that our special events are popular, so there may be queues. 

Take a look at our events to see what's on and when! Please do give us a call to check opening hours for these special events and what you can expect. We are also open throughout the year to school parties.

Summer Opening

1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017: Tuesday – Sunday

11.30am to 4.00pm
(building closes at 4.45pm)
Winter Opening
1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018: Saturday & Sunday
11.30am – 3.00pm
(building closes at 3.45pm)
Bank Holiday Opening  
Easter, May Day, Spring and Summer Bank Holiday Opening 11.30am – 4.00pm 
(building closes at 4.45pm)
Admission Prices  
Adult £7.50
Child 5-15 years £5.00
Child 2-4 years £3.00
Child under 2 Free
Senior £6.50
Family ticket £23.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
  • Admission charges for special events and bank holidays may vary
  • Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Carers are allowed free admission if they can provide appropriate proof of care including registration letter, DWP letter or similar.
  • Please note that the Castle has lots of steep stairs and narrow corridors, therefore pushchairs cannot be taken beyond reception or the Castle courtyard. Pushchairs can be left in reception but please think carefully about leaving pushchairs in your car and finding alternative means of carrying very young children.
  • For information about wheelchair access, please read our access page.
  • N.B. We want you to enjoy your visit… but due to demand for some special events, you may have to queue outside the entrance so please come prepared. Check the weather. We will do our best to serve you as soon as possible.

Telephone: 01827 709 626.