The remains of King Richard III are currently lying at Leicester Cathedral, in advance of his reburial on Thursday 26th March 2015. The skeleton of King Richard was unearthed in 2012, during the excavation of the medieval friary of the Grey Friars beneath a car park in Leicester city centre.
The story of this incredible discovery is told at Leicester’s King Richard III Visitor Centre, which is currently displaying a brand new exhibit created by Juice Creative: the famous Ledger Stone.
The Ledger Stone formerly lay in the chancel of Leicester Cathedral. However, the reburial of King Richard III means that the stone needed to be moved. As part of the relocation process, it is now on loan to the Visitor Centre.
Juice Creative took on the formidable task of designing, producing and installing the bespoke display in the space of just three weeks, ready for the reburial ceremony. The Ledger Stone display unit is manufactured from brushed stainless steel, and incorporates LED lighting and interpretive graphics.
Incorporating the Ledger Stone into the display was no easy task. The massive memorial stone weighs over 300kg, and it took a team of seven men to lift it into place.
King Richard’s coffin is now on public view at Leicester Cathedral. For the latest updates on events leading up to his final reinternment, follow the King Richard II Vistor Centre on Twitter.