Make your event dig deep at the site of the most incredible archaeological detective story ever told.
Ten years ago, history enthusiasts everywhere were shaking their heads in disbelief as the long-lost body of one of England’s most infamous former monarchs – King Richard III – was uncovered buried underneath a car park in Leicester. The King Richard III Visitor Centre was built on the site and details the amazing journey that lead to the discovery. The truly unique venue is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of the rediscovery of Richard III’s remains.
You can make a lasting impression on your delegates by allowing them to visit King Richard III’s actual grave site preserved within an award-winning memorial building with a glass floor for viewing.
They can also immerse themselves in the beautiful storytelling using cutting-edge interactives and displays detailing Richard III’s life, death, and the research and the science behind his re-discovery.
Conference Day Delegate rates are from £30pp and Half Day Delegate rates are from £20pp. This includes free admission to the exhibition about his life, death and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told, with new interactive exhibits and exhibitions planned in January 2023.
These rates allow hire of the King’s Suite, the truly grand meeting space which has the capacity to hold 80 people theatre style, 56 classroom style and 32 boardroom style, with a minimum requirement of 20 delegates. The room is pre-fitted with audio-visual equipment, and packages also include conference pads and pencils, refreshments, and snacks upon arrival, with lunch or mid-afternoon break supplied by the award-winning King Richard III White Boar Café.
Go all out and enhance the experience with a medieval banquet. Featuring potage of split pea, roast thyme chicken, and cinnamon apple crumble, your delegates will be transported to another time. Even better, those willing can get involved in some medieval merrymaking of their own, with traditional singing and dancing rounding off the event.
The centre’s experiences team can arrange bespoke events specific to your requirements. In the past these have included three course dinners in King’s Suite, waiting served canapés throughout the exhibition, film screenings, chocolate making, cocktail lessons, gin tasting, book launches, Annual General Meetings, Medieval armour dress up, historic medicine demonstrations, charity auctions, school reunions, private parties, and private tours of the exhibition.
Tours are a great way to give your delegates and in-depth and informed look at everything the site has to offer. Whether you are looking for an in-depth insight into the life, death, and incredible rediscovery of King Richard III or want an exclusive experience of the of the exhibition and a word from the centre’s experts, we can arrange times to suit your requirements and itinerary. Tours are available for a minimum of 10 and 60 guests, from £12.50 per person.