July 24th, 2015This weekend the King Richard III Visitor Centre is officially one year old, and since opening on 26th July 2014, has welcomed 81,627 visitors, with a further 3,000 visitors attending corporate events.
Visitors have come from as far away as Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and The...By July 24th, 20150 comments
September 17th, 2014The University of Leicester have revealed the injuries inflicted on King Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 thanks to new research.
According to the research a total of eleven injuries were found, with nine to his skull and one on his ribs and one to the pelvis. There were several injuries that...By September 17th, 20140 comments
August 8th, 2014The remains of King Richard III will be buried at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March next year.
The seven day programme of events will start on Sunday, March 22, with the University of Leicester transporting the Kings remains from Leicester to Bosworth.
The coffin will then be carefully transported...By August 8th, 20140 comments
July 26th, 2014Today saw the opening of the much anticipated King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester. The £4million centre was opened this morning by Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby, surrounded by a crowd of excited visitors and characters dressed in medieval costumes, knight on stilts, Jesters and the Leicester Town...By July 26th, 20140 comments
July 22nd, 2014Short preview of Leicester's latest attraction, King Richard III Visitor Centre. The new centre opens to the public on Saturday.
The new King Richard III visitor centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery is located just 100 steps away from Leicester Cathedral where King Richard III will be reburied in spring...By July 22nd, 20140 comments
June 5th, 2014Leicester's new cathedral gardens is one step closer to completion with the planting of 50 new trees over the next few weeks, as work on the ambitious £2million project enters its final stages.
With a lot of the hard landscaping and paving nearly complete, and work to lay the new lawns now well under way, the...By June 5th, 20140 comments
May 20th, 2014Leicester’s statue of King Richard III was supposed to begin its journey on Monday to its new home in the heart of the city’s Cathedral Quarter, but it proved to difficult for restorers to remove the statue which is currently located at Castle Gardens. After trying for many hours to remove the monument even armed with a mini...By May 20th, 20140 comments
May 2nd, 2014Legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough returned to his home town yesterday to pledge his support for the Rotary Club of Leicester. The veteran broadcaster and naturalist attended Bradgate Park in order to voice his support for the new visitor centre they want to open within the Park’s grounds as part of their centenary...By May 2nd, 20140 comments
March 18th, 2014
Matthew W. Barzun, the U.S Ambassador to the United Kingdom paid a visit to Leicester this morning to take a look at the Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester Cathedral.
The ambassador arrived at Leicester's Guildhall at 11:20 with Deputy City Mayor Councillor Rory Palmer, and was greeted by Sir Peter...By March 18th, 20140 comments
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