Exhibition and Cathedral visit

Exhibition visit and self-led visit to Leicester Cathedral – £5.45 pp*

Visit our Dynasty, Death and Discovery exhibition and use one of our Discovery Packs to help find your way around. See our About The Centre pages for more information on what the exhibition covers.

Visit Leicester Cathedral, where King Richard was reinterred in March 2015.

Other visit options are available for the Centre and the Cathedral, including guided tours and workshops – please contact the Visitor Centre bookings team on 0116 229 4132 for more information.

Duration: Combine a visit to the Cathedral with Dynasty, Death and Discovery for a whole day visit.

Learning outcomes:

  • Pupils will understand the series of events which led to Richard becoming King in 1483, the events around the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, and the subsequent discovery of his remains in a car park in Leicester in 2012.
  • Pupils will learn about the different scientific and archaeological methods used to research, excavate and verify the remains of the last Plantagenet King of England.
  • Pupils will gain more understanding of everyday life in medieval Britain and how it differs from the present.
  • Pupils will learn about the key features of a Christian place of worship and how the building is used.

National Curriculum links
History: Local History Study KS2/KS3; Development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain KS3.
English/Drama: Shakespeare KS3
Science: Genetics & Evolution: Inheritance, chromosomes, DNA and genes KS3; Working scientifically KS2
R.E.: Visit to a place of worship KS2, KS3