Nov
18
7:30 pm19:30

Slide show

Slide show with Richard Haigh. ‘What a Village Used to be’. Church Hall, 7.30 pm Tea & biscuits. £4/£5

Oct
4
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch

Lunch at Church View, Clapgun Street, 12.30 for 1.00 pm. £15. Contact 01332 811944

Jul
27
10:30 am10:30

Guided walk

10.30 am. Guided walk by Delia Richards around the historic village centre. Meet Market Place. £4 pp children free. Tel. 01332 812711.

Jul
20
10:30 am10:30

Guided walk

10.30 am. Guided walk by Delia Richards around the historic village centre. Meet Market Place. £4 pp children free. Tel. 01332 812711.

Jul
17
2:30 pm14:30

Guided walk

Guided walk 2.30 pm by Bruce Townsend, Cavendish Bridge. Meet at Old Crown car park, £4 pp. children free.

Jul
5
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch

Lunch at Church View, Clapgun Street, 12.30 for 1.00 pm. £15. Contact 01332 811944

May
27
2:00 pm14:00

Castle Donington Open Gardens

Open Gardens is Sunday 24th July 2pm to 6pm. Entry is £2.00 . Programmes available from the Museum and open gardens on the day. Refreshments and plants available at some gardens.

Aug
25
7:30 am07:30

GRAND MEDIEVAL JOUST - Bolsover Castle

  • Bolsover Castle

See sparks fly and feel the heat of the contest as magnificent knights on horseback clash at Medieval England’s greatest event. Cheer on your favourite in this thundering battle of bravery and honour and be entertained by the naughty court jester for plenty of laughs too. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of medieval encampments as our knights’ supporters set up camp, cook on open fires and live life as it was 600 years ago. There’ll be music, dance, falconry and medieval games to play.Plus, budding young knights can test their bravery in our knight’s training school and battle drills. 

Aug
13
Dec 13

The Life and Times of Richard III Exhibition

  • Bosworth Battlefield Centre
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The colourful Life and Times of Richard III exhibition details aspects of Richard's life, what was happening in Leicestershire during that time and how history, art and literature have portrayed the contraversial king for centuries after his death. 

Admission free

Aug
9
2:00 pm14:00

Tea in the Garden

Tea in the Garden, at The Old Quaker Meeting House, Barroon. 2.00—4.30 p.m. £3 for tea and cakes.

Museum Lunch
Jul
1
12:30 pm12:30

Museum Lunch

  • Donington Manor Hotel

Lunch at Donington Manor Hotel. 12.30 for 1.00 p.m. £13. Speaker to be ar-ranged

Jun
27
2:30 pm14:30

The Vikings in Leicestershire

  • Charnwood Museum

Come along to a talk by archaeologist, Peter Liddle, on recent discoveries in Leicestershire and surrounding counties, shedding light on the Viking period in this area. This is a period which, until recently, has been very difficult to find local traces of.

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Dig Anstey!
Jun
26
Jun 27

Dig Anstey!

  • Jubilee Hall

Over the final weekend of the Festival of Archaeology, we will be digging 30 test pits around the village of Anstey in Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire. The early history of Anstey remains something of a mystery but there are clues waiting to be discovered in back gardens around the village. Beneath the earth are objects left behind by the people who lived in Anstey hundreds, even thousands of years ago.

We are looking for 30 householders in Anstey who would be prepared to let us dig a small hole in their garden, and volunteers to help us dig and wash the finds.All equipment and training will be provided but you must register with us to participate.

The excavation is part of the Charnwood Roots project and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Anstey Town Charity.