Plan your day out in Leicester! Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic houses and more.

A photo of rugby players taking part in a game as part of the Rugby World Cup 2015

Artist's Statement: Ravi Deepres on Leicester's Festival of Rugby at the Rugby World Cup 2015

Ravi Deepres says his artwork, The Gain Line, targets the primal appreciation of space in the minds of certain players, appearing as part of Leicester's current Festival of Rugby.

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Archaeologists say Lady Jane Grey birthplace is "as good as it gets" as six-week dig begins

A moated site at Bradgate Park, in Leicestershire’s Charnwood Forest, is the focus for a six-week programme of excavations near the birthplace of the ruler known as The Nine Day Queen.

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Where's Wolsey? Hunt is on to find the remains of Cardinal Wolsey in Leicester

Following the discovery of Richard III in a Leicester car park, there are hopes that the discovery of England's most famous cardinal could draw further attention to the city's rich medieval past.

a watercolour and collage of a bridge with road and surrounding buildings

The linocuts, prints and paintings of Peter Clayton at the Attenborough Centre in Leicester

An exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre showcases the work of artist and teacher Peter Clayton, whose work with the Leicester Print Workshop has inspired students and the public.

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From car park to royal tomb: Ten stories from the discovery of Richard III

Marking Richard III's burial in Leicester Cathedral we look back at the top ten stories about the dramatic discovery of the last Plantaganet king of England.

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Benedict Cumberbatch revealed as Richard III's second cousin as actor prepares to read at reinterment ceremony

Ahead of the cathedral ceremony, genealogists have produced a family tree which shows the Oscar nominee is the last Plantagenet king's Richard 16 times removed second cousin.

A photo of the reconstructed head of a king with blue eyes and blond hair

Head of Richard III reconstructed in four-hour operation based on DNA test results

Professor Caroline Wilkinson has reconstructed the head of Richard III, reflecting the blond hair and blue eyes of the king based on DNA evidence from his remains.

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University of Leicester releases timelapse video of second excavation at site where King Richard III was found

A behind-the-scenes, 11-minute video of the dig at the Grey Friars car park, created with a camera powered by a car battery, has been released by the University of Leicester.

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Archaeologists open coffin of elderly woman found near Richard III's grave in Leicester friary

The first intact medieval stone coffin in Leicester contained a crucifix and had a holy position close to high altar, say archaeologists who are speculating that the woman's name could have been......

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