Information on visiting The Record Office from 19th July 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming more people back to the Record Office. However the health & wellbeing of visitors and staff remain our key priority. We are therefore taking a more gradual approach to lifting our Covid safety measures. We continue to encourage the use of face coverings for visitors and staff. Visits are still by pre-booking only although unlimited items can now be ordered on demand again. Please see 'Book Your Visit' on our home page for revised booking procedures. Thank you for your patience whilst we implement our gradual reopening plan. UPDATE: The Record Office will be open on SATURDAY mornings 21 August, 4 September and 18 September. We will be CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKING from 25 September to 9 October (inclusive).
The Life, Death and Discovery of Richard III
In 2012 the discovery of the remains of Richard III by a team of archaeologists from Leicester University reignited debate about this controversial historical figure.
Our exhibition covers Richard’s life, his rise to power, the princes in the Tower, his death at Bosworth and the discovery of his grave. Saint or sinner – you decide!
Please contact us if you wish to borrow this exhibition.