Choosing your learning sessions
To make the most of your visits, we have created some example itineraries to help you plan your day. These will show up once you click on a Key Stage. Please have a look at at these before choosing your sessions.
A soldier’s lot – Group sessionMeet the soldier’s wife as she packs her husband’s basket ready for war. and discover the Bosworth story from a woman's perspective.
Barber Surgeon – Group SessionSee how specially trained medieval men and women would undertake anything from a haircut and shave to an amputation or arrow removal, in a world where germs were not known about. Subjects included are: shaving, amputations, the four humors, bleeding, herb lore, teeth and dentistry, men and women practitioners, lack of understanding of germs, treatment of wounds, arrow extraction […]
Guide and Self-Led Tours of the ExhibitionThe award-winning exhibition brings to life the story of the Battle of Bosworth and this fascinating period of history as Richard and Henry battle for the throne of England.....
Guide-led tour of the exhibition – Group sessionGet the most out of the Bosworth exhibition with a tour led by one of our guides.
Guided walk of the Battlefield Trail- Group sessionDiscover the latest information about the Battle of Bosworth, while walking in this historic landscape.
Guided Walks of the Battlefield TrailOne of Bosworth’s knowledgeable guides will bring the events of the battle to life through lively interpretation and objects.
History DetectivesPupils become detectives using deductive skills and reasoning to see what they can learn from archaeological discoveries and historical objects.
Indoor talk and Sundial walk – Group sessionAn entertaining combination of indoor talk and short guided walk to learn the key facts around the Battle of Bosworth.
John the ArcherDiscover how often archers had to train, how effective the bodkin arrow was against armour and where an archer kept his spare bow string, handle a bow and arrow and imagine you’re an archer on the battlefield.
John the Archer – OutreachA costumed archer explains the make-up of medieval bows and arrows, and the role of the archer on the battlefield and on the hunting ground.
Life in Roman BritainPupils are shown aspects of life in Roman Britain through three sessions, which are led by costumed characters.
Life of a Roman Soldier – OutreachThis session explores the reality of life in the army in Roman Britain.
Night before the Battle – Group sessionDiscover the life of an archer's wife and find out how she's feeling on the even of the Battle of Bosworth....
Short guided walk to the Memorial Sundial – Group sessionDiscover the key facts of the Battle of Bosworth while overlooking the Battlefield itself.
Telling the Bosworth Story – OutreachOne of Bosworth’s knowledgeable and experienced guides will bring the events of the battle to life in a fun and informative way, using medieval props and audience participation.
The Bosworth SoldierLearn about a variety of weapons from dagger to cannon, recruitment, the make-up of an army, wounds and treatment, tactics, campaign life, transportation, getting to battle, food and rations, sieges, war horses, heraldry and battle communications.
The Bosworth Soldier – OutreachLearn about a variety of weapons from dagger to cannon, recruitment, the make-up of an army, wounds and treatment, tactics, campaign life, transportation, getting to battle, food and rations, sieges, war horses, heraldry and battle communications.