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The Lord Leycester is now open.

The Lord Leycester is one of Britain’s most important medieval sites. Our newly restored, authentic visitor attraction features fascinating stories of those who have lived within these half-timbered walls over the past 700 years. Stories from the earliest Guildsmen, to the Tudor Master’s and Brethren, through to our present day community.  Our improvements include new historical exhibits, greater accessibility, a gift shop, cafe, and ticket office.

We invite you to come along and experience our journey.

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Army Benevolent Fund Grant

The Lord Leycester is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a £20,000 grant from the Army Benevolent Fund to improve the living accommodation for our resident Brethren.
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, Army Benevolent Fund, stated: “Our charity provides regular funding, individually and through partner charities, to ensure that injured soldiers with impaired mobility have safe and comfortable homes. We were pleased to award a grant to the Lord Leycester this year.”
The grant will partly fund planned major works to improve the accessibility of the residents’ bathrooms, which will also enable the Lord Leycester to welcome more disabled veterans in future.
“Our Brethren are ex-servicemembers who live at the Lord Leycester and contribute to the Heritage experience of our visitors – we want to make sure the Brethren live in modern accessible accommodation and this grant will go a long way to help us do that”, said the Master of the Lord Leycester, Dr Heidi Meyer.
This type of funding is essential to enabling the Lord Leycester to continue it’s more than 450 year tradition of housing ex-servicemen for many years to come.

 

 

 

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