What’s On

The Rex Factor: Lost in Time game, Boar Hunt Trail, activity sheets, shield rubbings, White Boar Café – Craft Area and the dressing up area are available every day as part of your admission fee, they are great fun and really help younger visitors discover the incredible story of King Richard III.

Although booking is not required it is advised, on busy days we limit the number of people in the King Richard III Visitor Centre, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

The events and activities on this page are mostly included with your Annual Pass to the King Richard III Visitor Centre, where there is an additional charge, it will be clearly stated with a booking link provided.

Events and activities take place on specific dates so please check the date(s) when planning your visit.

Thomas Cook’s Leicester: Guided Walk
Saturday 25th March, 11am

To celebrate English Tourism week here in Leicester, take part in a one-hour walking tour about Thomas Cook, one of the founders of the package holiday.
Starting at the Thomas Cook statue outside Leicester Railway Station, many familiar city centre buildings help to tell the tale of Cook’s business as it flourished and developed into a world wide enterprise. The tour finishes at the King Richard III Visitor Centre, where a drink and entrance to the exhibition are included in your ticket.
Tickets £9, available in person from Visit Leicester, call 0116 299 4444 or online:

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Feast and Festivities talk
Sunday 2nd April, 11am

How were Easter and other major festivals in the medieval year celebrated? This illustrated talk will explore what people ate in this period, how this was influenced by the church and how food played a part in celebrations like Easter. Find out which of our foods still have medieval influences today and how much difference there was between the diet of the rich and the poor. 

Tickets £10

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The Coronation of Richard III
Sunday 30th April, 11am

Join us to hear historian and author Matthew Lewis talk about the coronation of Richard III and his wife, Anne Neville.

Whilst the coronation of Richard III took place over 500 years ago on the 6th July 1483, there are elements of the coronation ceremony which are unchanging and will feature in the coronation of King Charles III on the 6th May 2023.

Tickets £10

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Please note that events may be subject to change.

Corporate and Private Events

The Visitor Centre can host a range of meetings, conferences, receptions aA table set for a meetingnd presentations.
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