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Top 5 History & Heritage attractions in Leicester & Leicestershire

Calling all history lovers! Leicester and Leicestershire have a proud history to be explored and discovered - from Iron Age beginnings to rich industrial heritage in the county, and 2,000 years of history in the city from the Romans to the present. From lost kings to Victorian Leicester, check out some of our top history/heritage attractions in Leicester & Leicestershire.

Bosworth Battle Re-enactment

Market Bosworth

Get a hands on experience of what is was like to part of the Battle of Bosworth. With interactive displays, medieval villages and re-enactments find out how King Richard III came to a gruesome end!

 
 
 
King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery

Leicester

The King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery visitor centre guides visitors through the dramatic story of the king's life, brutal death and the fascinating story of his rediscovery.

 
 
 
Abbey Pumping Station, Leicester

Leicester

Visit Leicester's Museum of Science & Technology which is located in a late 19th century sewage pumping station. Discover beam steam engines, exhibitions, enjoy family friendly events and delve into 200 years of science and technology.

 
 
 
The BoilerHouse, Foxton

Market Harborough

The BoilerHouse has undergone a huge transformation. Containing many fascinating exhibits of the time, the BoilerHouse demonstrates how tough it was to make a living showing how families survived the conditions of 19th century canal life.

 
 
 
Great Central Railway, Loughborough

Loughborough

The Great Central Railway is Britain's only double track main line steam railway. Train rides are available every weekend and Bank Holiday throughout the year and daily in May through to September.