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History and heritage

Portraits of Henry Tudor and King Richard III

Research your family history and find out about visiting the records office and museums in Leicestershire

  • Museums in Leicestershire 

    Our museums and visitor information

  • The Record Office 

    Visit the Record Office website for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Researching your family history 

    How to research your family history and learn about making your family tree

  • Melton Carnegie Museum 

    Melton Carnegie Museum offers educational services for visitors and we invite schools and groups to contact us to plan a visit to the museum.

  • Bosworth Battlefield 

    Discover more about King Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth 1485, a major turning point in English history, at the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and country park.

  • The 1620s House and Garden 

    See the beautifully restored period rooms and talk to our volunteers about the history of the house, its connection to the Gunpowder Plot, and life in the 1620s. Set in beautiful 17th century style gardens with labelled plants and flowers, an orchard, herb gardens and a maze. Previously known as Donington Le Heath Manor House.

  • Century Theatre 

    Britain’s oldest surviving travelling theatre. Renovated and reassembled on a purpose-built site at the former Snibston Colliery, it re-opened in 1997 and continues to be a unique and special venue providing high quality performances, shows, live music and films.

  • Culture Leicestershire 

    Explore how our community participation and heritage projects created by and for local people, inspire new cultural activities and connections within Leicestershire communities and people to achieve their goals.

  • Historic Environment Record 

    The Historic Environment Record (HER) is the most complete record of archaeological remains and historic buildings in Leicestershire and Rutland. It covers from prehistoric times to the present day.

  • The Green Plaque Awards 

    The Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque Awards are awarded to people and places in and around the county, nominated by you.

  • Conversations about Covid 

    You shared your stories about the pandemic with us.

  • Open Museum 

    Museum collections and displays, delivered to communities and venues

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