Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park

Armour on display at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
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Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park is a unique day out for all the family. Re-live this famous turning point in British history - the death of King Richard III and the birth of the all-powerful Tudor dynasty.
Learn more about the Battle of 1485 with colourful and interactive hands-on displays in our award-winning exhibition.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre also offers a range of activities, including guided and self-led walks around the battlefield and living history events on certain weekends. Visitors can find out about medieval warfare, how the battle unfolded and the impact of the new and powerful Tudor dynasty.
The licensed Tithe Barn restaurant offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options as well as afternoon tea in historic surroundings.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

10am-4pm, November to March
10am-5pm, April to October


Country Park open 7am to dusk

Admission charges

Adult £8.95
Concession – (Senior, Student and Disabled / Special Needs) £8
Child – (3 to 15 years) £5.75
Family of 1 Adult + up to 3 Children £21.00
Family of 2 Adults + up to 3 Children £28.00
Child under 3 years FREE
Accompanied Carer FREE

Tickets give free unlimited re-admission to the Exhibition for 12 months from day of purchase, but are NOT VALID for the Bosworth Medieval Festival on the weekend of 18th & 19th August 2018

10% discount on the above prices for admission tickets purchased online

FREE entry to Country Park, Gift Shop, Tithe Barn Restaurant & Battlefield Trail (car parking charges apply)

Additional info

Access around the Heritage Centre is suitable for wheelchair users.
Access around the Battlefield Trail and Country Park may be difficult for some people.

There is one mobility scooter and two wheelchairs that can be used for free by visitors. Pre-booking during office hours on 01455 290429 is highly recommended.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Archaeology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bosworth Battlefield trail

Guided Walk

  • 25 January — 25 February 2018 *on now
  • 24 February 2018 11:30am-1pm
  • 24 — 25 February 2018 2-3:30pm

Join one of our experienced guides for an informative 2km walk exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £4.50
Concession £4
Child £3
Family Tickets also available.

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/guided-walk-6-2018-02-03/

Children at Bosworth Battlefield

February Fun Animal Hunt

  • 10 — 25 February 2018 *on now

Pick up a sheet from our ticket office, explore the Heritage Centre and Country Park to find the hiding animals and return to collect your prize.

Cost: £2 per child.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/february-fun-animal-hunt/

Paint a Knigt's Shield Poster

PAINT A KNIGHT’S SHIELD OR DECORATE A CROWN

  • 21 February 2018 11am-12pm *on now

Drop into our Heritage Room between 11.00 am and 12.00 noon to paint a Knight’s Shield or decorate a Crown.

Cost £2.00 per child.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10

Where

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre
Ambion Lane
Sutton Cheney
Nuneaton
Leicestershire
CV13 0AD

Services and facilities

Admission

£2.00

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/paint-a-knights-shield-or-decorate-a-crown-3/

Children's drop-in crafts

  • 21 February 2018 11am-12pm *on now

Join us for some drop in crafts, where you will be able to decorate a crown or shield.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/

Interpretive board at Bosworth Battlefield

Guided Walk

  • 3 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 4 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 10 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 11 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 17 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 18 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 24 March 2018 2-3:30pm
  • 25 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 30 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 31 March 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm

Join one of our experienced Guides for an informative 2km guided walk exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£4.50 adult
£4 concessions
£3 child
Family tickets available

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/whats-on/

Interpretive board at Bosworth Battlefield

Lazy Saturday Breakfast Walk

  • 24 March 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

Start the day with a breakfast roll and warm drink in the Tithe Barn Café, followed by an informative 2km walk exploring the Battle of Bosworth, the death of King Richard III and the unlikely victory of Henry Tudor.
Breakfast consists of sausage, bacon or vegetarian roll with a cup of tea or filter coffee.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£8.50 adults
£8 concession
£7 child

Pre-booking recommended. Book online or call 01455 291048.

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/lazy-saturday-breakfast-walk/

Les Routiers Soldier's Camp

Les Routiers de Rouen: Soldier's Camp

  • 1 — 2 April 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 14 — 15 April 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 16 — 17 June 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 23 — 24 June 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 7 — 8 July 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 8 — 9 September 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 22 — 23 September 2018 11am-3:30pm

See what the common soldiers would wear to battle and the cruel weapons that threatened them. Explore the life in camp as food is cooked, archery is practised and herbs are prepared to season the food and make medicines to treat the wounded. Bring the family to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a medieval army camp.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Entry to the Soldier's Camp is included in your admission ticket to our award-winning Exhibition

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/

Easter Bunny with basket of eggs

Easter Bunny Picnic Lunch

  • 4 April 2018 12-3pm

Join us for a fun filled lunch with the Easter Bunny. Session includes a visit from the Easter Bunny, a five-item picnic lunchbox including an Easter egg and a selection of arts & crafts to enjoy.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£6.95 per child

Booking is essential and payment upon booking is required. Call The Tithe Barn on 01455 291048 to book and confirm your child’s lunch selection.

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/easter-bunny-picnic-lunch/

Willow Workshop

  • 22 April 2018 1:30-3:30pm

Join Wayside Willow in the Heritage Room at Bosworth Battlefield for this 2-hour workshop and make a willow obelisk for your garden.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£17.50
Places limited to 12
Pre-booking essential

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/willow-workshop-2/

Cover of book Treachery at Bosworth Field 1485

Author talk: The Princes in the Tower

  • 29 April 2018 2-3:30pm

Join author Harry J Tomkinson as he discusses his research into the Princes in the Tower, who had them killed and if they were even killed at all!

Harry will also read from his new novel “Treachery at Bosworth Field 1485”.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£6 per person
Pre-booking recommended
01455 290429

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/the-princes-in-the-tower-talk/

Author Alison Weir

Author Talk: Alison Weir

  • 2 May 2018 7-9pm

Acclaimed author and historian Alison Weir will be discussing the third novel in her Six Tudor Queens series - Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen.
The talk will be followed by questions and an opportunity to buy signed copies.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This event is now SOLD OUT

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/alison-weir-talk-jane-seymour-the-haunted-queen/

Medieval solderis prepare to re-enact the Battle of Bosworth

Les Routiers de Rouen: Conflict 1485

  • 6 — 7 May 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 27 — 28 May 2018 11am-3:30pm
  • 26 — 27 August 2018 11am-3:30pm

See an array of replica arms and armour medieval times as the noble Knights prepare for the Battle of Bosworth. Richly-dressed ladies from the time of Richard III will also be present and maybe King Richard himself will make an appearance! Younger visitors can listen to medieval tales, which bring the Middle Ages to life.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

This activity is included in the cost of your admission to our award-winning exhibition

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/

Plant Hunter's Fair

  • 9 June 2018 10am-6pm

Many stalls from top nurseries, with something special for every garden

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£1 per person admission to Ambion Arena
£2.50 pay & display car parking charge applies

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/plant-hunters-fair-2/

Cover of the book The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame

Outdoor family theatre - The Reluctant Dragon

  • 5 August 2018 6-8pm

Everyone knows St George has to do battle with the dragon, but what happens when the dragon simply won’t fight St George?

In this delightful new adaptation by Michael Whitmore, Quantum Theatre presents Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon, an enchanting tale of bravery, friendship and derring-do for all the family.

Doors open at 5pm, performance starts at 6pm.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £12.50
Child £9
Family ticket for two adults & two children £40

Pre-booking is recommended but not essential

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/

Battle of Bosworth re-enacatment

Bosworth Medieval Festival

  • 18 — 19 August 2018 10am-5pm

Families can enjoy activities including jousting, medieval games and archery, storytelling, face painting and so much more.
Visitors can also explore living history camps, expert talks, cannon fire demonstrations, battle re-enactments, the medieval market and a wealth of local food and drink opportunities.
The Wars of the Roses Federation will co-ordinate hundreds of performers from across the country for the re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury and the Battle of Bosworth.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Watch this space - ticket prices and pre-booking coming soon

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/anniversary-battle-event/

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park
Sutton Cheney
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV13 OAD
England

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/

E-mail

bosworth@leics.gov.uk

Telephone

01455 290429

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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