VISITORS to Tamworth Castle are being invited to experience medieval life at a living history event running at Tamworth Castle next week.
The Medieval History event runs from Tuesday July 28 to Thursday July 30, to give visitors a taste of what Tamworth was like during medieval times.
Visitors will get the chance to meet a number of medieval characters as they carry out their duties. The Armourer will talk about how chain mail was made and give visitors the opportunity to handle some replica weapons. The Laundress will talk about how the washing and dyeing was done in medieval times and the Lady will display some children’s board games.
The medieval days are the second 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.
Georgian history, August 11-13 – In Georgian times, Tamworth Castle was owned by the prominent Townshend family and was host to many affluent guests. Learn more about Georgian pastimes and etiquette.
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.