Places to visit in Leicester

A unique city with an excellent range of tourist attractions, Leicester is a city that combines history and culture and provides a fantastic array of things to see and do.

From medieval landmarks to modern museums, Leicester is a vibrant city full of attractions for the whole family. 

With so much on offer, we’ve picked just a few of our favourite places to visit when in Leicester:

National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is a must-visit attraction when in Leicester. It’s full of wonders for all to enjoy, from interactive galleries to the largest dome planetarium in the country. 
The National Space Centre is jam-packed with fascinating collections and intriguing displays, suitable for all ages. 

Booking in advance is essential, so make sure to visit the National Space Centre website for more information.

Curve Theatre

The Curve Theatre is a spectacular state-of-the-art theatre based in the heart of Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter. 
The theatre is one of Leicester’s premier art venues and has a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera.
Classes and workshops are also held at the theatre, so make sure to check the official website for up to date information and details of classes and workshops.

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

A trip to the Leicester museum and art gallery is a great family-friendly day out.  From the Dinosaur Gallery filled with Jurassic era fossils and a 49-foot Rutland Dinosaur to the Ancient Eygpt Gallery with genuine Egyptian artefacts, Leicester Museum has a vast collection of art and natural artefacts for the whole family to explore and enjoy.

The Leicester Museum and Art Gallery is open daily and admission is free. Make sure to visit their website for up to date information on upcoming events and exhibitions.

Leicester Cathedral

Located in the heart of Leicester’s Old Town, Leicester Catherdral is filled with over 900 years of history. It’s home to the crypt of King Richard III and is one of the few places outside of Westminster or Windsor to home a tomb of a British monarch. 

The cathedral is open for visitors and still operates as a place of worship and prayer. Whilst admission is free, there is a small suggested donation. You can also pay a fee to join a guided tour to learn more about the Cathedrals rich history.

Find out more on the Cathedrals official website.

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Following the discovery of King Richard III’s remains in 2012, the visitor centre was created to tell the fascinating story of the King’s life and death. 

The centre allows you to immerse yourself in the incredible story of the last English king to die in battle. You can also become a detective in a spellbinding mystery, uncovering plot lines, birthrights and intricate stories of murder, mystery and mayhem.

Learn more and book tickets on the official website.

Ninja Warrior Leicester

Based on the hit TV programme, Ninja Warrior Leicester is an adventure park perfect for the whole family. The park is a supervised activity and fitness venue where you can jump, climb, swing and balance across different obstacles and prove your ninja skills.

Find out more and book your tickets online on the official Ninja Warrior website.

Lane 7

With 7 bars, 5 street food vendors, 11 bowling lanes, ping-pong, pool, beer pong, karaoke and shuffleboard, you certainly won’t be bored on a visit to Lane 7!

Find out more and book through their official website.

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