Project Description

Take a trip to the 17th century and uncover one of the most turbulent times in British history…

Plunge deep into the heart of one of Britain’s most significant conflicts, exploring how the Civil War changed lives across the country at this engaging nationally accredited museum. Discover fascinating stories from working families split between Roundhead and Royalist to the King who lost both his crown and his head.

Marvel at the high definition cinema experience which vividly brings to life what living through the Civil War was like. Children (and adults!) can try on a great variety of replica Civil War outfits and take Prince Rupert’s dog Boye for a walk around fantastic galleries including the brand new The World Turned Upside Down and Fake News exhibitions.

Incredible interactives give visitors the chance to try their hand at amputation surgery and 17th century printing, crack codes with a cipher wheel, feel the weight of Civil War armour and more!

There’s also an amazing programme of events throughout the year offering more unique opportunities to learn about this extraordinary time such as fantastic family activities every school holiday, eye-opening talks from experts and exciting object handling days.

With real objects, digital interactives, large screen cinema, fun family trails and costumes and armour for all to try, plus a delicious café and well-stocked gift shop on site, the National Civil War Centre makes a great day out!

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Tel: 01636 655765

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