We plan to transform the former Leicester Grammar School building at St Martin's Place into the new Richard III Centre, housing a new exhibition called ‘Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery'.
This will guide 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 will change 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.
We’re also planning a new courtyard garden, glass entrance hall, viewing balcony, cafe and visitor entry from Peacock Lane.
The new centre would then open in time for the planned re-interment of King Richard's remains at Leicester Cathedral, just across Peacock Lane.
Read our Richard III Centre press release
We are also planning to re-locate the Richard III statue to the grounds of the new centre.
Read our Richard III statue press release
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