What does the project involve?
The Story of Leicester is being developed to promote Leicester’s social and built heritage. We have many great stories and buildings that can help us to connect with our past, improve the image of the city and help to bring in visitors to Leicester.
What do our plans include?
We want to create a Story of Leicester introductory gallery at New Walk Museum, and new web pages on the council’s website. Alongside this, we’re planning to create new museum displays featuring key collections that help to tell the Story of Leicester.
We’ll also be enhancing heritage interpretation in the city centre with more information about key buildings and events as well as generally improving our important heritage buildings and the city’s historic environment.
As part of the Story of Leicester project, we’ll be marking the important anniversaries and events in the city’s history, telling the stories of Leicester’s communities and neighbourhoods, and encouraging Leicester’s children to understand and enjoy the many stories that make up the Story of Leicester.
What’s been happening?
We’ve opened up some of our key buildings for public access, such as the Castle and Castle Motte, the Magazine Gateway (Newarke) and Wygston’s House. We’ve also held several consultation meetings in Autumn 2012.
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