Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology with us on Thursday 25th July, with a talk by archaeologist Mathew Morris in the morning and an artefact handling session in the afternoon.

‘Medieval Leicester – Life in the medieval world’ with Mathew Morris at 11am

Anglo-Saxon bishopric, Viking burg, medieval borough; Leicester has a rich and complex medieval history.

In Medieval Leicester - Life in the medieval world, archaeologist Mathew Morris from University of Leicester Archaeological Services discusses the latest archaeological evidence for post-Roman settlement at Leicester; from castles and abbeys to lost parish churches and coaching inns, the city’s archaeology reveals what life was like in the medieval world.

Handle some artefacts from the Greyfriars dig, from 1pm

In the afternoon, Mathew Morris will be hosting a handling session with some of the medieval finds from Leicester. This family friendly session will be best suited to kids aged 8 years and older, but everyone is welcome.

The talk and handling session are free with a limited capacity, however you must have a ticket to the King Richard III Visitor Centre. Tickets are valid for 12 months. Places for the talk can be booked by emailing info@visitleicester.info or calling 0116 299 4444. The handling session will run from 1pm and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time during the afternoon.