See Leicestershire's only surviving medieval manor house

Coalville, Leicestershire

With the bed Richard III may have slept in before the Battle of Bosworth, Donington le Heath Manor House is a fine example of medieval life.


The museum is based in a Medieval Manor House dating back to 1280 and is Leicestershire’s only surviving medieval manor house open to the public.

The house has a fascinating history and is now restored with fine oak furnishings. Visitors to the house can now see restored rooms and displays on medieval life as well as a series of temporary exhibitions on a wide range of subjects. The house is set in recently recreated 17th century style gardens with flower gardens, an orchard, herb gardens and a maze.

Did you know: The upstairs bedroom in the Manor House contains King Dick's Bed, in which King Richard III is said to have slept when staying at the White Boar Inn at Leicester, just before his death at Bosworth on 22 August 1485.

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