Richard III centre: designs unveiled

Designs for the new King Richard III visitor centre in the heart of Leicester's Old Town has been revealed.

How the new Richard III centre will look at Former Leicester Grammar School building Credit: Leicester City Council

"Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery" will guide visitors through the dramatic story of the King's life and his rediscovery in a car park in the city.

The centre for Richard III will open in 2014 l Credit: Leicester City Council

The centre will open in March 2014, in the former Leicester Grammar School building at St Martin's Place. It is likely to attract 10,000 visitors per year and bring in over £4.5million pounds to the city's economy in the first year.


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