Double win for council-run attractions

The historic sites have been recognised for the awards following inspections

Visitors enjoying the exhibition at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Two of Leicestershire County Council’s finest attractions have won national accolades from VisitEngland.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park has been awarded the Best Told Story accolade and Melton Carnegie Museum picked up the Hidden Gem award.

The historic sites have been recognised for the awards following a Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme assessment.

The inspector’s report for Bosworth Battlefield said: “The Centre provides an enjoyable and informative visitor experience, with visitors able to engage with some excellent and thought-provoking displays and interpretation, both in the Exhibition Centre, around the wider country park setting and through a series of entertaining and informative events.”

The report for Melton Carnegie Museum highlighted the overall cleanliness of the attraction, the multi-sensory children’s trail and the architecture of the former Carnegie Library building. It added: “Visitors are greeted immediately on arrival and all the relevant information about the museum was provided by helpful and friendly staff.”

It is great that two of our exceptional attractions have been recognised by a prestigious visitor organisation such as Visit England.

The accolades represent just how hard the staff and volunteers work to make both places so memorable and exciting for everyone. 

The only other attraction in Leicestershire to win a Visit England award was the King Richard III Visitor Centre, which won the Quality Food and Drink accolade.

More information about Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, including opening times, admission prices, and upcoming events and activities, can be found at

More information about Melton Carnegie Museum can be found at

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