HOLIDAY INN LEICESTER – WIGSTON

299 Leicester Road,

Wigston, Leicester,

Leicestershire LE18 1JW,

United Kingdom

Telephone : 0116 288 6161

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King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Using fantastic storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology, the King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the life, death and discovery of King Richard III.

The visitor centre stands on the site of the medieval friary of the Grey Friars, where the king’s remains were buried over 500 years ago.

The exhibition charts the king’s life and death – and explains the events that led to his hasty burial and eventual rediscovery. It reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told and features the first-ever genome sequencing of ancient DNA.

Visitors will be able to see the exact place where Richard’s remains were buried over 500 years ago. This poignant place has been transformed into a glass-floored contemplative space.

The centre is a stone's throw away from Leicester Cathedral, which has housed the tomb of King Richard III since a reinterment ceremony in March 2015.

BOOK a night stay now and explore the fascinating story of King Richard III.