Attractions and Places to Visit in Leicester
The city is bursting with state-of-the-art, award-winning venues including Curve, Highcross Leicester and the National Space Centre, a fantastic calendar of events and festivals, renowned museums and galleries, a range of live music venues, areas of natural beauty and 2,000 years of heritage to discover.
Leicester has a varied selection of attractions – from family favourites to historical gems and intergalactic delights, there’s bound to be something to keep you entertained in the city! The 2012 unearthing and identification of the remains of King Richard III in a council car park has sparked a revival of interest in the city’s heritage, where there are numerous historical treasures waiting to be discovered. Check out the magnificent Roman Jewry wall, the King’s tomb in Leicester Cathedral and the out-of-this world National Space Centre for a journey through time – to infinity and beyond! Art lovers will be pleased to learn that amongst the city’s impressive galleries is the largest collection of German Expressionist artwork in the UK. You can also find the family favourite dinosaur gallery at the city’s New Walk Museum – complete with the 15 metre long Rutland dinosaur!
King Richard III Visitor Centre
The incredible transformation of the former Alderman Newton’s School, located right next to the spot where the king’s remains were found, is now complete and the King Richard lll Visitor Centre...
Leicester Cathedral is at the physical heart of the city and county. The church, built on the site of a Roman temple and dedicated to St Martin of Tours, has been embedded in the public, economic, cultural...
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery originated in 1849 when the Literary and Philosophical Society formally presented to the town its various collections, which have grown and developed over the last years.
National Space Centre
With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
The site of Ashby de la Zouch Castle was originally occupied by a small fortified manor house which was built around the time of the Norman invasion.