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Re-opening of Leicestershire County Council Operated Museum and Heritage Sites

Added on 01 September 2020

The County Council Museum and Heritage sites of Bosworth Battlefield, 1620s House and Gardens at Donington le Heath, Melton Museum and Harborough Museum closed to the public in March 2020 in line with government advice.

From 1st July 2020 government advice changed to permit museum and heritage sites to re-open with various restrictions in place.  Significant work has been underway to prepare sites to re-open to the public safely and in line with relevant guidance. This has required the installation of screens in welcome, ticket and retail spaces, clear signage, the provision of one-way systems, removal and/or adaptations to some interactive exhibits, installation of hand sanitising stations and enhanced cleaning regimes and restricting the numbers of visitors at anyone time.  In line with government advice all visitors will be required to wear a face covering in our venues, unless they have a valid exemption.  We will also require people to book their visit in advance through the relevant venue website. For anyone unable to book online, bookings can be taken by phone.

We are now in a position to confirm that all the County Council operated museum and heritage sites will re-open to the public week commencing 7th September.

Please note Charnwood Museum, which is run in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, but operated by CBC re-opened on the 26th August. 


All arrangements will be kept under regular review.


Details of individual site opening arrangements are as follows:


Bosworth Battlefield:

Re-opens Monday 7th September

Opening days: Sun to Weds, 10.30am to 4pm

Pre-book via


1620s House and Garden

Re-opens Thursday 10th September

Opening days: Thurs – Sun, 10.30am – 4pm

Pre-book via


Melton Museum

Re-opens Thursday 10th September

Opening Days: Thurs – Sat, 10am – 4pm

Pre-book via


Harborough Museum

Re-opens Wednesday 9th September

Opening Days: Tues – Fri, 10am – 12pm and 2 – 4.30pm

                           Sat, 10am – 3.30pm

Pre-book via




For further information please contact: 

Franne Wills, Head of Heritage

0116 3050692