It’s been a decade since the opening of Leicester’s King Richard III Visitor Centre, and they will be celebrating with a special anniversary event this July.

Tickets are on sale now for the event on Saturday 27 July, which will celebrate the history of the KRIII discovery and also the best of neighbouring local independents.

Since opening in 2014, the King Richard III Visitor Centre has won multiple awards for their interactive journey about his life, death and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

Enjoy a welcome themed cocktail from the Centre’s award-winning neighbours, 33 Cank Street, and a scoop of freshly made gelato from the fabulous Gelato Village, who are both also celebrating their 10th Anniversaries in 2024.

There will also be canapés from the Centre’s own award-winning White Boar Café and you can meet their very own Sword Master and other medieval characters who will be wandering and entertaining the crowd.

During the event you can hear from key individuals and authors on the King Richard III discovery.

  • Philippa Langley will be discussing the Looking for Richard Project (The Lost King), and her latest release ‘The Princes in the Tower – Solving History’s Greatest Cold Case’ in conversation with Matthew Lewis (author, presenter & chair of the Richard III Society), who has recently re-released ‘The Survival of the Princes in the Tower, Murder, Mystery & Myth’
  • Annie Garthwaite will be talking about her latest novel, ‘The King’s Mother’, which charts the lives of the women of the Wars of the Roses, including Richard’s own mother, Cecily Neville.

There will also be opportunities to meet the authors and get your books signed.

Tickets are limited and priced at £48.50. Don’t miss out.

Book your tickets via the King Richard III Visitor Centre.