The exhibition is a modern and permanent visitor hub for one of England's most historic battlefields.
The village of Radway sits within the battlefield and the exhibition is installed within Radway's St Peter's Church.
Information boards, artefacts, specially commissioned films and interactive displays explain the events of the momentous battle and relate the impact it had upon the ordinary people of Radway and the surrounding area.
The exhibition forms the perfect base from which to explore the battlefield, the surrounding landscape and this historic village.
The battle & battlefield
Here on Sunday 23rd October 1642 the royalist army of King Charles I engaged the parliamentarian army in the first pitched battle of the English Civil War.
Approximately 25,000 men clashed that day and the news would reach all corners of the country. Mass grave pits were dug and legends were born, but archaeology from the battlefield would not reveal many of the battle's secrets until only recently, in the 21st century.
The Edgehill battlefield remains the largest in Britain and the battle was technically the longest of the entire conflict as military manoeuvres lasted a further two days.
Our exhibition is free - but donations are gratefully accepted - and is open during daylight hours virtually every day of the year. Anyone interested in the battle is very welcome to visit the exhibition - it is suitable for all ages, families, organised groups and school parties.
We provide newly purpose built toilet facilities and from the exhibition you can walk the battlefield, explore the historic village and enjoy the public footpaths up and across the Edgehill escarpment.
We have also installed two duplicate 'wind-up' audio visitor's guides within the village to enhance your visit. See the 'Walks' section (below).