Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Sutton Cheney

(4.4/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Learn about medieval warfare at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, the battlefield where Richard III lost his life. Journey through Medieval England at an interactive exhibit. Test your archery skills and try on a heavy set of armor. Read about how archaeologists discovered the true site of the Battle of Bosworth and see uncovered artifacts, such as bullets fired from early handguns. Catch the battle reenactment, and check the schedule for guided walks around the area. Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Sutton Cheney Edition.
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  • Been here before, always a good day out, better on the weekends when battle events are on though, nice walk through the woods too leading to canal ward where there's a nice cafe. Putting my boy in the...  more »
  • We took our 12 year old Branson here, and both he and us thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It is beautifully set out, informative and has plenty of interactive things to keep children interested. Also enj...  more »
  • We visited on a very wet and cold January weekend but really enjoyed the circular walk and Heritage Centre visit. There is plenty in the Hertitage centre for kids to enjoy with interactive armoury & w...  more »
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  • We go here every year for there open day with the live battles. While day of fun with jousting and much more. Normally done on the weekend nearest the 22nd of august. But if it's not near then you can still go around the heritage centre and learn about the history.
  • The Battle of Bosworth weekend is well worth a visit. Lots to do all day, from battles, artillery display & jousting. Shopping at the period market or partaking of the beertent. As well as 'living history camps' to walk around & ask questions of the re-enactors.
  • This place is well worth a visit. It's set in pretty countryside in the middle of nowhere. However, there is a pay and display car park which I see as a little cheeky, but admissions to the exhibition aren't too expensive. As you go in there is a large cafe on the right selling the usual cakes and stuff. As it's relatively new it's all nice and tidy and clean. The exhibition is up to date with recent discoveries covered including the discovery of King Richard III in a car park, and there are lots of interactive displays and things to watch, so it's suitable for children and adults, and is disability friendly. The exhibition doesn't take too long and covers the context and build up, the battle and the aftermath. There's a good walk around the battlefield with signs to provide information, but it was recently discovered that the battle actually didn't occur where originally thought, so I don't know if that's taken into account with the signs.
  • Well for me it's wonderful Walk my dog most days For those searching for a historical experience it's a place to go I am sure you will learn and enjoy
  • A great day out with good disabled facilities. The Battlefield Heritage Centre is part of a Country Park, which is accessible directly from the car park. There is a charge for parking, with no concessions. The Heritage Centre is reasonably priced and easily accessible, with gentle slopes and no steps. The accessible toilet is very much that with plenty of space, wall rails and a user-friendly door lock! The Tythe Barn cafe seems very nice, although we only had a coffee there. Staff at the Centre are friendly and extremely helpful, offering me the free use of a mobility scooter (rather than my manual wheelchair) in which to do the guided tour (small extra charge for this). I think I was lucky to get the scooter - it is advisable to book in advance. We were guided around the site by Liz, who talked us through the lead-up to the battle, the battle itself and the aftermath as we went round. It's quite a walk, with uneven and sometimes steep ground but their scooter manages very well,and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The exhibition in the Centre is well laid out and the information indepth without being overwhelming. We all came out with a much better understanding of the Wars of the Roses and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in this period, or just wanting a better understanding of British history.