King Richard III Visitor Centre

As part of being involved with our Y Heritage project, some of our young people were invited to come along to KRIII visitor centre. They were shown around the exhibits and invited to try on some of the armour and replica weapons. A fabulous time was had by all.

The centre is the result of transforming the former Alderman Newton’s School, a stunning Victorian Gothic revival building built partly on the site of the former Grey Friars Church and in the heart of Leicester’s Old Town. This is where the remains of King Richard III were buried and subsequently discovered in 2012.

Our young people enjoyed an interactive state of the art exhibition that tells the story of Richard’s life and his eventful two year reign that came to an end at the Battle of Bosworth. They also got to try on and hold some replica weapons and armour of the period.



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