Remembering the reinterment - King Richard III in pictures

Posted by er134 at Mar 31, 2016 12:35 PM |
University of Leicester images included in huge photo-mosaic at King Richard III Visitor Centre

Following the launch of its photography exhibition Reinterment: One Year On in February and subsequent appeal for images from the reinterment, the King Richard III Visitor Centre will unveil a huge photo-mosaic portrait of the King today.

The portrait has been created from the thousands of images that were captured during the build up to the reinterment events and during the week itself. Images have been sent from members of the public who were in Leicester for the reinterment and are from as far afield as the United States.

Images have also been contributed by Leicester Cathedral, University of Leicester, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council.

Iain Gordon, Visitor Centre Director said: “The Visitor Centre wanted to remember the reinterment in a really special way, whilst also acknowledging the involvement of those who took part in the proceedings and made it a very special occasion.

“We are delighted to unveil the portrait of King Richard III and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed images.”

The portrait is on display as part of the Reinterment: One Year On photography exhibition until 2nd May and is included in admission to the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

For more information and to book tickets:

- ENDS -

Notes for Editors:
IMAGE CAPTION: The completed photo-mosaic portrait of King Richard III
Other images of the portrait to show scale and detail are available, contact

INTERVIEW and PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Martin Traynor, Chair of the King Richard III Visitor Centre Trust will be available for interview from 9:30am – 10:30am on Saturday 26th March 2016. Please confirm your attendance to Emma Lay:

The Visitor Centre was commissioned by Leicester City Council and opened in July 2014. It is run by an independent trust made up of experts in business, finance, and heritage and visitor attractions.

The portrait was created using over 16,000 images and measures over two metres wide and three metres high. Created by Juice Creative Design, based in Enderby, the images have been used to re-create the image of the reconstructed head of King Richard III.

In November 2015 the Visitor Centre was recently awarded Gold in the Large Visitor Attraction category at the Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards.

During school holidays the Visitor Centre is open from 10am until 5pm (Sundays excluded).

Tickets purchased since the Centre re-opened on 16th January 2016 are valid for a year and can be used to make return visits on any day the Centre is open, up to a year after the date of purchase.  Complimentary tickets, those purchased as a combined package, group or school visit tickets are only valid on the day of first use and cannot be re-used.

Press visits: if you would like to discover the incredible story of King Richard III for yourself, please contact Emma Lay, Marketing Manager at the Visitor Centre via email:

Ticket prices

Adult (16+ Years) £7.95

Child (5 - 15 Years) £4.75

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £21.50

Senior Citizen, Student £7.00

Last admission is one hour and 20 minutes before closing.

King Richard III Visitor Centre
4A St Martin’s


Tel: 0300 300 0900

Keep in touch with the latest news on:
Twitter: @kriiicentre

For more information contact
Emma Lay
Marketing & Events Manager
King Richard III Visitor Centre

T: 0116 251 7645

Share this page:

Older press releases

For press releases issued before 4 October 2010, please visit the old eBulletin site.

Get in touch

T: +44 (0)116 252 2160


The Press Office is open 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

For general enquiries about the University, contact the main switchboard on +44 (0)116 252 2522.