Please note that due to Government national restrictions, Tamworth Castle is closed until further notice.
The Castle Grounds remain open at all times.


Dear Customers,
Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, an exciting new interactive exhibition is being developed about Saxon Tamworth and the Staffordshire Hoard. This means that the Tamworth Story area, located on the top floor of the Castle, and the Tower are currently closed and the Staffordshire Hoard is not available to be viewed. Thank you for your support and understanding. Reduced admission prices apply at this time.

Opening Times & Prices

We recommend that you pre-book tickets due to us currently limiting the number of people in the building. Either by phoning our box office 01827 709618 or online, via our What's On page.

We open extra days including Mondays for bank holidays and Staffordshire school holidays (with the exception of the Christmas break) 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.

Winter Opening

2 November 2020 to 31 March 2021*:
Saturday & Sunday only.
*please note that due to Government restrictions the castle is currently closed until further notice.

Wednesday: 11.30am - 5.00pm
(last admission 4pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am - 3.30pm
(last admission 2.30pm)

Summer Opening

1 April 2021 to 1 November 2021:
Wednesday – Sunday. 
Also open bank holiday Mondays.

10.30am – 4.00pm

(last admission 3.00pm)

Bank Holiday Opening  
Easter, May Day, Spring and Summer Bank Holiday Opening 10.30am – 3.00pm 
(building closes at 3.45pm)
General Admission Prices  
Adult (16 yrs+) £7.50 (£6.50 during refurbishment)
Child 5-15 years £5.00 (£4.00 during refurbishment)
Child 2-4 years £3.00 (£2.00 during refurbishment)
Child under 2 Free
Senior (65 yrs+) £6.50 (£5.50 during refurbishment)
Family ticket £23.00 (2 adults & 2 children) (£19.00 during refurbishment)

Reduced admission prices (shown in brackets above) apply during refurbishment of various castle areas.

  • 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.