Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park
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What will students see and do?
Set in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, the historic Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is a multi-award-winning interactive exhibition and an invaluable resource of national heritage.
Although the exact location of the Battle of Bosworth was never written down, Leicestershire County Council chose Ambion Hill Farm to be the location for the country’s first battlefield interpretation centre to commemorate and tell the story of the bloody events of 22nd August 1485.
Visiting pupils of all ages can enjoy a wide range of education programmes, and learn about the Battle of Bosworth and its place in the Wars of the Roses, discover the dramatic medieval story of how King Richard III lost his life, crown and throne to Henry Tudor, and get up-close-and-personal with colourful and interactive hands-on displays.
There is a wide range of outdoor learning activities, living history events and a packed events programme. All ages can enjoy tours of the exhibition centre and guided walks of the battlefield trail with one of Bosworth’s knowledgeable tour guides, who will bring the events of the battle to life through lively interpretation and objects.
In addition, pupils can learn how medieval archers trained and handled a bow, how specially trained medieval surgeons worked, and how a medieval soldier lived and fought, including an in-depth look at a variety of medieval weapons, the make-up of an army, transportation, battle communications, and more.
That’s not all though, as many events and workshops look at other aspects of history, including a look at life in Roman Britain, recreated in a programme of activity that brings history to life. Pupils meet a Roman soldier, Marcus Vitius Valens, and Boudicca, who take the pupils on a journey of discovery as they learn about the life of a Roman soldier in the army, trade, politics, Roman religion, slavery and entertainment, and take part in some gruesome battle exercises.
Teaching resources provided
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre has a range of learning resources and kids activity packs available for download from the website, including some videos, challenges and other information about the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Bosworth, Richard III and Henry Tudor.
Minimum and maximum group size
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre can facilitate one school on-site each day, to keep each visiting school safe, and can process bookings for up to 45 pupils with a ratio of one adult for every 10 pupils.
Details of risk assessment
A school risk assessment and Method Statement are available on request to aid your visit to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.
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Facilities include ample parking, picnic areas, child-friendly and disabled toilets, and a dedicated education room.
The Tithe Barn Cafe also offers a variety of refreshments and the well-stocked shop has a great range of souvenirs, gifts and books.
Coach parking at Bosworth is free when booked as part of an educational visit.
Prices vary depending on what you’d like to do during your visit.
A guided walk costs £35 per group and self-led tours are £2 per pupil, as an example.
The site is surrounded by a network of motorways, including the M1, M6 and M42, and is only 9.5km from Jct 1 on the M69. It’s located three miles south of Market Bosworth, 5.5km north from Hinckley and only 19km from Leicester.
The 153 bus service runs from Leicester to Market Bosworth (except on Sundays).
Regular train services are available from London to Nuneaton and Leicester, and the Battlefield Line also runs trains from Shackerstone Station.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Country Park, Sutton Cheney, Nuneaton
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