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King Richard III Visitor Centre

Artists impression of the Richard III Centre

A £4 million visitor centre, which overlooks the site where King Richard III’s remains were found, opened to the public on Saturday 26th July 2014.

The former Leicester Grammar School building houses an exhibition called ‘Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery', which tells the story of Richard III's life and how his skeleton was identified by experts. You can book tickets for the exhibition on the visitor centre's website.

The exhibition in St Martin's Place guides visitors through the dramatic story of the king's life, brutal death at Bosworth Field in 1485, and the fascinating story of his rediscovery. This is a key project that's part our wider Connecting Leicester vision to reconnect the city.

We have changed the Victorian Gothic building to create two floors of exhibition space and a new covered area allowing visitors access to the grave in which Richard's remains were discovered during summer 2012.

There's also a new courtyard garden, glass entrance hall, viewing balcony, cafe and visitor entry from Peacock Lane.

King Richard III's remains will be interred at Leicester Cathedral on Thursday 26th March 2015. 


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