April’s second Letter from the Curator (2018)

Dear Friends,

We are so excited about opening this Easter Bank Holiday weekend as the castle is at its very best with people in the grounds, small families, large families – young and old, we love to see people enjoying themselves.

We open for group bookings of 20 or over 12 months of the year. If you have a group and want to come on a ghost hunt, or want to see Lesley in any of her roles you can have a meal and talk for as little as £15.50 and evening meals are available too at competitive prices. There are some spectacular events out of season such as our bonfire nights with Vikings, these times and dates are advertised on our website as well as prices.

For those who are not sure about our opening times, here is a guide:

The castle opens Sundays and Mondays for Bank Holidays except the August Bank Holiday which is Saturday, Sunday and Monday. On those weeks the castle is closed on the Tuesday to allow for cleaning.

For the rest of our high season it is Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 5th. When the schools break up from 3rd July to 31st. August we open 6 days a week only being closed each Monday for cleaning and maintenance work to be done. Hours of business are
11.00am to 5.00pm with last admission at 4.00pm. When the schools go back we revert to Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday opening until the season closes at the end of September.

Do please be careful about which website you refer to. Tutbury castle is www.tutburycastle.com, it is worth a double check that your search engine has brought you to the right site or you may get out of date or inaccurate information. We do not want our visitors to be mislead by an old site. Please be assured we do our very best to change inaccurate websites that mention us.

Thank you, as ever for your tremendous support as we have some families who have been coming here for almost two decades!

Spring and Summer are on their way….

Best wishes

Lesley Smith,
CURATOR