Get digging at the King Richard III Visitor Centre this summer!

King Richard

What will you discover at Dig It..?

This summer at the King Richard III Visitor Centre younger visitors can discover the techniques used by archaeologists during the Greyfriars dig, which took place in 2012 and uncovered the remains of King Richard III.

During the school holidays children can learn the basics of archaeology and uncover hidden artefacts in our mini archaeology dig pits. They might find belt buckles, coins or ring seals and, like all good archaeologists, they will need to record their finds to receive an award.

The event launches today (Wednesday 15th July) and runs from 2pm until 4pm, Monday to Friday until 28th August.
Visitors can also discover the incredible story of King Richard III and the discovery of his remains – one of the greatest archaeological mysteries ever solved.


The Visitor Centre will be open for extended hours during school holidays, opening from 10am until 5pm Monday – Saturday. The Centre closes at 4pm on Sundays.


To book tickets and for more information visit