Murder%2C Mystery and Mayhem exhibition

A new exhibition at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester has opened and is suitable for Secondary school pupils.

The exhibition, Murder, Mystery and Mayhem, launched on 1st July and looks at the War of the Roses, a topic linked to the History curriculum.

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

The War of the Roses is considered as one of the most turbulent and complex times in British history and was ‘a tangled web of monarchy merry-go-rounds, land grabbing nobles, and had some of the bloodiest battles fought on English soil’.

The new exhibition allows visitors and students to delve deeper into the War of the Roses and discover the stories behind the House of York and Lancaster, the key characters, battles and events which took place.

On display, a giant family tree will also help school groups see who did what, where, when and to whom.

There is also a house of cards featuring key players in the bloody battles and political manoeuvring that can be walked around.

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem provides a highly visual introduction to the tumultuous times that surrounded King Richard III as he rose to power and has been designed to set the scene for the rest of the attraction. 

Further information

For Secondary school pupils studying History and the War of the Roses, a visit to the exhibition and the King Richard III Visitor Attraction can aid learning in an interactive and exciting way.

School workshops can also be arranged for a visit to the attraction which look at DNA, Medieval knights, archaeology and King Richard III himself. Schools can also take part in The Trial of Richard III at Leicester's Guildhall in association with the visitor attraction.

Educational visits are welcome all year round and school admission rates are available.

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