Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology with us on Wednesday 26th July, with a talk by archaeologist Mathew Morris in the morning and an artefact handling session in the afternoon. Our ‘Dig pits’ will also be out in the courtyard for budding young archaeologists to practise their excavation skills. 

‘History of the Greyfriars site’ with Mathew MorrisWednesday 26th July – 11am 

Hear about the history of the Greyfriars site from the archaeologist who found Richard III. You will also be able to view the Visitor Centre’s newest exhibit which shows the Greyfriars site through the years, from 1485 through to the 2013 archaeological dig. 

Handle Artefacts from the Greyfriars Dig
Wednesday 26th July – from 1pm 

In the afternoon, Mathew Morris will be hosting a handling session with some of the finds from the Greyfriars digs in 2012 and 2013. This family friendly session will be best suited to kids aged 8 years and older, but everyone is welcome. The handling session will run from 1pm and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time during the afternoon. 

Both the talk and handling session are free with a limited capacity, however you must have a ticket to the Visitor Centre. Tickets to the Visitor Centre are valid for 12 months and can be booked online here. Places for the talk can be booked by emailing info@visitleicester.info or calling 0116 299 4444.