Greyfriars Project Open Day, Saturday 8 September

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 04, 2012 04:15 PM |
Your chance to visit the site of the search for Richard III.

Interest in the project to find the final resting place of Richard III has been unprecedented. The University has received many messages of support and encouragement from the public.

In response to the huge amount of local and national interest in the ongoing work, the Greyfriars Project will be open to the public this Saturday, 8 September 2012, giving you the chance to view the remarkable progress which has been made and some of the items unearthed.

The University of Leicester, working in partnership with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council, will open the site to the public on Saturday between 11.00am and 2.00pm. Access will be from Greyfriars Street itself.

Admission is free and no advance booking is needed. However, there may be queues as we are expecting significant interest and there is a limit to the number of people who can actually get into the site at any one time. The weather is expected to be good, but please wear sensible footwear. There is, rather obviously (if somewhat ironically) no parking on the site.

This event ties in neatly with the Heritage Open Days weekend, a national campaign to open up public access to buildings of historical interest, which in Leicester includes the Town Hall, Castle, Magazine and Synagogue – see the City Council site for details. There are Heritage Open Days events taking place across the country.