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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Archaeology Collection
Description
The collections support the general theme of life in the Castle and the Borough.
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The collections support the general theme of life in the Castle and the Borough.
Date range of collection
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Accumulation Dates
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Castle Tamworth B79 7NA
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DOMUS
WM000024 
Email
heritage@tamworth.gov.uk
Telephone
01827 709626
Visiting Information
Please check our website for opening times.
Please be aware that the Castle can only be accessed via a steep slope. Ground floor access only to wheelchairs. Full tour includes many steps.
Building Information
The castle is a Norman shell keep that has been effectively occupied on a continuous basis right up to the time of its acquisition by Tamworth Council in 1899. It contains a series of domestic structures within its walls, erected at various periods during its history and now providing a unique record of life within a single structure over nearly 1000 years.
Collections Overview
The collections serve both to furnish and interpret the Castle itself, and to preserve and interpret the history of the Borough as a whole. They therefore cover a wide range of material, with a particular focus on local history and industries. The collection is limited to the humanities, since the natural sciences collections were transferred to other museums during the 1980s.
Display Overview
The astonishing building is well interpreted through a series of period displays covering the main periods of the castle's occupation up to the end of the 19th.C. The displays also include a large gallery devoted to the Tamworth story, in which the history of the town is presented via traditional and interactive exhibits.
Star Objects
The modern 'living image' of Baron Marmion 19th.C. Bavarian dancing master's fiddle 19th.C. toy pedlar and stall
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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