It’s Time To Get Medieval This August …
We might not have a Tardis but that doesn’t stop us from travelling back through time this August at Leicester’s King Richard III Visitor Centre.
This August has a very medieval theme with a whole host of events, craft activities and medieval people to meet. Every day you can enjoy crafts including weaving, shield making, calligraphy and needlework. You can become a knight or princess with our dressing up or find out more about bloody medieval battles in our award-winning exhibition.
At weekends, you can have a go at indoor archery so whatever the weather you can still take aim. Meet real fighting knights and find out if you’ve got what it takes to wield a mighty broadsword and our majestic birds of prey make a return visit – meet the fastest bird on the planet, the peregrine or why not try and out-stare an eagle owl…
Our medieval month comes to a noisy crescendo over the Bank Holiday weekend when we’ll be hosting our Medieval Music Weekend. You can make your own musical instruments and watch Minstrels perform and if you’re good enough, they might even ask you to perform with them!
And if all that wasn’t enough to keep the whole family busy, there’s the incredible story of King Richard III to discover. Find out almost everything there is to know about the much-maligned king – his life, death and the discovery and identification of his remains. No visit is complete without seeing the actual place where the king’s remains lay undiscovered in a car park for over 500 years.
Events and craft activities do take place on specific dates so please check our website when you’re planning your visit. All of our Medieval Month events and activities are included in the price of admission to the Visitor Centre and, once you’ve paid for your tickets, you can use them for unlimited visits for a whole year.
During the school holidays, the Visitor Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm (4pm on Sundays).