Georgian history brought to life at Tamworth Castle

August 3, 2015

VISITORS to Tamworth Castle are being invited to experience Georgian life at a living history event running at Tamworth Castle next week.

The Georgian Living History event runs from Tuesday August 11 to Thursday August 13, to give visitors a taste of what life in Tamworth Castle was like during Georgian times.

In Georgian times, Tamworth Castle was owned by the prominent Townshend family and was host to many affluent guests. Visitors will get the chance to meet a number of Georgian characters and learn more about Georgian pastimes and etiquette.

The Georgian days are the third in a series of living history events, aimed at the whole family, which are being run throughout July and August.

The others are:

Tudor history, August 4-6 – Join in with the servants’ daily duties as they prepare for a banquet for visiting guests, try out some Tudor children’s games and learn Tudor dances.

Victorian history, August 18-20 – This was the last era in which the Castle was used as a family residence. Get a taste of life both upstairs and downstairs, from servants including the Maid, Housekeeper, Governess, Butler and Stablehand.

All the living history events run from 11.30am to 4pm. Admission costs £7 for adults, £6 for OAPs and other concessions, £4.50 for children ages five and above, £2.50 for children aged 2-4 and under twos go free. A family ticket for two adults and two children is also available for £21.

 

There is no need to pre-book for the events – just turn up and step back in time!

More information is available at www.tamworthcastle.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01827 709581 or 01827 709618.