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 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’s remains were buried over 500 years ago and this poignant place has been transformed into a glass-floored contemplative space for visitors.
The Visitor Centre is the centrepiece of a series of regeneration projects including Cathedral Gardens – an area of open green spaces, paths and artwork between Leicester Cathedral and the Visitor Centre.
The Centre is very close to where King Richard III was re–interred in March 2015.