The remarkable discovery of King Richard III underneath a car park in Leicester is surely one of the most exciting historical events in decades! Who would have thought that a once-powerful monarch would have been carelessly buried and his final resting place unmarked and unknown for hundreds of years?

The visitor centre has a fantastic exhibition that tells the incredible story of King Richard III’s life, taking you through his controversial claim to the crown and the legend of the Princes in the Tower that Richard was said to have murdered. How did the last king of England to die in battle meet his end? And how do we know that the remains found in that car park were really his?

The team of archaeologists tasked with finding the remains worked for five months before they got the news they were waiting for – the male skeleton they had unearthed was in fact King Richard III! Find out how the amazing discovery allowed historians to disprove some of the nastier rumors about his physical deformities, and how he was finally given a resting place fit for a king.

The visitor centre is a modern space with great period features that make it a unique location for meetings and events. If you’re looking for something a bit different for your next celebration, they host medieval banquets with 3-course meals full of music and merriment! They also arrange bespoke events like film screenings, gin tastings and chocolate-making experiences.

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