Battle and Tribute

saxonsNew ‘Battle and Tribute’ exhibition at Tamworth Castle is now open.

New for 2021 is a state-of-the-art and interactive exhibition at Tamworth Castle, dedicated to the area’s rich Anglo-Saxon history.

Building works are complete in Tamworth Castle for the exciting new ‘Battle and Tribute’ exhibition that has transformed the top floor of the castle to an Anglo-Saxon, interactive tribute.

The £768,000 ‘Battle and Tribute’ exhibition includes:

  • a mead hall
  • an immersive combat film experience
  • a unique touch-table strategy game
  • pieces of the legendary Staffordshire Hoard, alongside other Anglo-Saxon artefacts.

The exhibition brings the area’s rich Anglo-Saxon history to life, including the role of our famous warrior queen, Aethelflaed. It also explores many exciting aspects of the Staffordshire Hoard, including themes of battle, kingship and the warrior culture in Anglo-Saxon Mercia.

Check out this slideshow of what you can see in the new exhibition:

Here's a clip from the film that forms part of the new exhibition:

The ‘Battle and Tribute’ exhibition has been made possible thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players, with additional funding from Tamworth Borough Council, the Friends of Tamworth Castle & Museum and Arts Council England.

The Staffordshire Hoard collection is jointly owned by Birmingham City Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council on behalf of the nation, and is cared for by Birmingham Museums Trust and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.  The acquisition of the Staffordshire Hoard was supported by the Art Fund and The National Heritage Memorial Fund.