TV presenter and actor Tony Robinson is to ‘unlock’ four new rooms at Warwick Castle on 15 February.
Visitors will have the chance to seek a ghost, explore a deadly bear’s lair and smell foul medieval sludge from 16 February, when the four rooms open to the public for the first time.
66-year-old Robinson is well-known for presenting the archeological TV series Time Team since its inception in 1994.
He said: “I’ve spent many years searching for exactly this – clues and evidence to unlock secrets from the past.
“I’m quite giddy to be the first person to see inside these rooms and to officially open them to the public.”
Unlike some recent additions to Warwick Castle, access to the four new rooms will be included in the basic admission price.