The Berkeley family welcome you to Berkeley Castle, their ancient fortress home where they have lived since their ancestor, Robert Fitzharding, completed the Keep in the late 12th Century.
The history played out within Berkeley Castle’s walls make it one of the most remarkable buildings in Britain and the family hope that you will visit them to experience its special atmosphere.
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HIDDEN TREASURES OF BERKELEY CASTLE EXHIBITION - THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER - SUNDAY TO WEDNESDAY EACH WEEK.
We are delighted to announce that our new 'Hidden Treasures' exhibition starts on Tuesday September 1st and will be open Sunday - Wednesday each week until 30th September. Entry to see the treasures is included in your entrance fee.
Headlining the exhibition is a beautiful Gold Cup and Cover belonging to the Berkeley family, which is normally only on display at the V&A Museum in London. Made in 1717, it's the only piece of gold-work known to be in existence that was made by the highly regarded metal worker Paul de Lamerie. Three other magnificent cups will be on display, including the Godwin Cup.
You will also be able to see the Saxon Ring. This is said to date from the ninth century (c.AD800-830). It is an exquisite piece with incredible attention to detail.
Four of the family's collections of miniatures, two by Nicholas Hilliard and two by Isaac Oliver will also be available to view, along with several remarkable snuff boxes.
Remember that most of these items are rarely on display, so make sure that you put a date in your diaries to visit the Castle soon.
This beautiful historic house, gardens and parkland set in the wonderful Worcestershire Countryside provides the ideal day out for you and your family.