Experience The Legend

The King Richard III 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 gives visitors a chance to learn more about the King’s life and death – and to understand the huge 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 can see the exact place where Richard III’s remains were buried and this poignant place has been transformed into a glass-floored contemplative space for visitors.

The King Richard III Visitor Centre is the centrepiece of a series of regeneration projects in Leicester's Old Town, including Cathedral Gardens – an area of open green spaces, paths and artwork between Leicester Cathedral and the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

Leicester Cathedral, where King Richard III was re–interred in March 2015 is opposite the King Richard III Visitor Centre.