Oakham Castle set to re-open

Oakham Castle will reopen its doors to members of the public on Monday 30th May 2016, with a fantastic day of Norman celebrations.

The Castle has been closed for major restoration project delivered by Woodhead Heritage since September 2015 and a grand re-opening is planned for the Monday Bank Holiday, transporting visitors back to Norman England with exciting family events and activities. Come along and enjoy:

  • Norman coin striking
  • Falconry
  • Archery
  • Weaving
  • Knights on horseback
  • Guided tours of the site
  • Maypole dancing (yes – this does appear to go back that far in history!)
  • Much, much more

The event takes place from 11am – 4pm and is FREE to attend for everyone and organised by Rutland County Council.

Oakham Castle is one of the finest examples of Norman domestic architecture in the country and now boasts an array of new displays and activities for families and those interested in history. This is thanks to a £2millon investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For more information on the event visit: www.oakhamcastle.wordpress.com


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