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.
Interpretive board at Bosworth Battlefield

Guided Walk

  • 30 June 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 1 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 7 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 8 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 14 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 15 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 21 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 22 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 28 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 29 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 4 August 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 5 August 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 11 August 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 12 August 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 25 August 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 26 August 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 27 August 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 1 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 2 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 8 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 9 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 15 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 16 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 22 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 23 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 29 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 30 September 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 6 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 7 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 13 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 14 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 20 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 21 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 27 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 28 October 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 3 November 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 4 November 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 10 November 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 11 November 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 17 November 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 18 November 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 24 November 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm
  • 25 November 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/

Les Routiers Soldier's Camp

Les Routiers de Rouen: Soldier's Camp

  • 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/

Battlefield guide in costume

Costumed guided walk

  • 24 July 2018 11:30am-1pm, 2-2:30pm

Children and adults alike can enjoy the magic and mystery behind the history of the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485 on this walk led by a costumed guide in full character.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £4.50
Child £3.25
Family tickets available

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/costumed-guided-walk-13/

Medieval solderis prepare to re-enact the Battle of Bosworth

Les Routiers de Rouen: Conflict 1485

  • 26 — 27 August 2018 11am-3:30pm

See an array of replica arms and armour from 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/

Battlefield and sign board

The Path to Bosworth Field Guided Walk

  • 16 September 2018 9:30am-4:30pm

Experienced walkers with a penchant for history can join our expert guides and enjoy Bosworth Battlefield’s extended 7.5 mile (12 km) walk. The event will explore all aspects of the environment surrounding this pivotal battle of the Wars of the Roses. No dogs. Please provide your own lunch and refreshments. For experienced walkers over 12 years only.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Adult £17
Concessions £12

Booking essential – call 01455 290429 or book online.

A small administration fee of £2 per transaction is made for telephone bookings.

Sorry, no dogs

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/the-path-to-bosworth-field/

Picture of the author

Author Talk - Leanda de Lisle

  • 1 July 2018 2-3:30pm

To some, Charles I was a martyr crowned in white, the symbol of innocence: to others he was the hated White King of ancient myths. Previously unseen royal correspondence informs a fresh portrait of a king who was principled, radical and brave, but also fatally blinkered, and a maligned queen who was a warrior and political player as impressive as any Tudor consort. Join Leanda De Lisle for a discussion on her new book in the Heritage Room.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£6 per person.
Pre-booking recommended on 01455 290429

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/leanda-de-lisle-talk-white-king-charles-i-traitor-murderer-martyr/

Tray in the shape of a leaf made out of willow

Willow Workshop

  • 8 July 2018 1:30-3:30pm

Join Wayside Willow in the Heritage Room at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and create a beautiful leaf tray.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets: £19.50

Pre-booking essential – Book your tickets online , drop into the Ticket Office on site between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm or call 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5pm)

Royal Robes Children's Trail

  • 14 July — 2 September 2018

Pick up a sheet from our Ticket Office, explore the Heritage Centre & Country Park to find the hidden items of Royal clothing before returning to collect your prize.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 per child

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/royal-robes-hunt/

View of a medieval castle

Kings, Castle & Battles

  • 15 July 2018 2-3:30pm

This talk aims to put the Richard III discoveries into context; looking more widely at the archaeology and history of the Wars of the Roses in Leicestershire. Peter Liddle will talk about the Wars of the Roses in the local area, the influence of William, Lord Hastings and the culmination at the Battle of Bosworth.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets: £6.00

Pre-booking recommended: Book online, call into the Ticket Office or call 01455 290429 (7 days a week from 10am to 5pm).

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/festival-of-british-archaeology-kings-castles-battles-talk/

Man in latex gloves holding object in from of rows of cabinats

Meet the Curator

  • 25 July 2018 10:30am-12:30pm, 2-4pm

Meet battlefield curator Richard Knox for a hands-on session looking at how the Battle of Bosworth was fought, how King Richard III lost the crown and battlefield archaeology. There will also be the opportunity to handle arms and armour, as well as some of the objects found during the battlefield survey.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets: Adults - £8
Under 21s -£5

Pre-booking recommended. Book online, call into the Ticket Office or call 01455 290429 (7 days a week from 10am to 5pm).

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/festival-of-british-archaeology-meet-the-curator/

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/

An archer holding a bow with the arrow pointing straight at the viewer

Talk: The Power & Effectiveness of the Warbow

  • 23 September 2018 2-3:30pm

A talk on the results of a series of empirical tests undertaken at Bosworth Battlefield, to demonstrate the effects of replica Medieval-period arrows being shot at a realistic piece of plate armour.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets £6

Pre-booking recommended. Book online, in person at the Ticket Office on site or by calling 01455 290429 (open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm).

Website

http://www.bosworthbattlefield.org.uk/events/the-power-and-effectiveness-of-the-warbow/

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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