Harnessing state-of-the-art 3D technology, visitors can experience medieval combat like never before to learn about this crucial event in Scottish history.
Prepare for battle! Experience the Battle of Bannockburn in thrilling 3D and take your place in the Battle Room. Entry is by pre-booked time slots.Buy Tickets
Full-day school visits are SOLD OUT for the 2017/18 academic year. To book a half-day visit or to be added to our waiting list for a full-day visit please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your class' details.Learning
Scotland’s great warrior king, Robert Bruce, was crowned in 1306, soon after murdering his rival for the throne, John Comyn. At first his grip on the country was shaky.
For the next eight years Bruce fought a brutal civil war against his own opponents in Scotland and a guerrilla war of raids and ambushes against occupying English forces. He was careful to avoid full-on confrontations with a far mightier army.Find out more
King and leader
Tall, strong and handsome, Edward was king of England and leader of the English army.
Coming to the throne in 1307, he continued his father’s war against Bruce but lacked his father’s political and military skill. He was well trained in all the skills of knightly warfare but his interests lay elsewhere: in hanging out with his friends, boating and swimming.Find out more
The Battle of Bannockburn Learning Team have been even busier than usual over the last month. Here’s a snapshot of just some of our recent activities and events!
The culmination of our People, Plants, Medicine and Lore project will see the official opening of our new Physic Garden on Sunday 9th July, 12-4pm.
Here at the Battle of Bannockburn, we want our visitors to be fully immersed in the medieval battlefield experience. One fun and interactive way of understanding what it was like to be a soldier in the 1300s is to hold some of their weapons and try on their clothing and armour. With the help of our volunteers, we open the doors to our Learning Room at the weekend, giving visitors a unique opportunity to dress up like a knight, or feel the weight of a medieval longsword.
Prepare for battle! 700 years after the Battle of Bannockburn, the new Battle of Bannockburn experience puts you right at the heart of the action.
Watch behind-the-scenes footage of how motion capture technology is being used to bring the Battle of Bannockburn to life for 21st century audiences.
Adam Bruce, a descendant of Robert Bruce, Scott McMaster and relatives of Pilkington Jackson talk about their delight with the conservation works of the magnificent statue.