THE Borough Council-owned “kiosk” situated at the bottom of the castle entrance is re-opening on Saturday 8 August, as a re-branded Castle Shop offering souvenirs and refreshments to the public.
The shop has previously been managed by a small charitable business, but will now be managed in-house with the aim to provide a service for the town in the absence of the castle shop and cafe being open.
Opening times for the kiosk will be daily from 10 am – 4 pm; offering a range of cold drinks, confectionery, snacks and ice creams; not forgetting castle gifts, swords and even shields!
Cllr Jeremy Oates, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Heritage and Growth, said: “With the castle re-opening its doors to visitors, this is the ideal time to push forward with our plans to improve our heritage offer. By opening a shop, we can offer a range of souvenirs, gifts and refreshments to anyone visiting the castle, the beautiful grounds, or people having a picnic and enjoying the stunning flower beds.
“The “kiosk” has been managed for some years as a small charitable business, which we thank for all their hard work. They have done a wonderful job raising money for charities across Tamworth.
“We look forwarded to the opening of the shop on August 8th, and welcoming customers to see what we have to offer.”
Please note that visitors to the castle museum will require to pre-book tickets online via the castle website: www.tamworthcastle.co.uk.
Admission Prices are: Adults: £6.50; Child: 5-15: £4.00, Child 2-4yrs: £2.00; Child under 2 years: Free; OAP/Concessions (65 yrs+): £5.50; Family Ticket: £19.00. Opening hours are from 10.30 am-4 pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
Please note that at this time, face masks must be worn within the castle.