Changing Leicester

With the discovery of the body of King Richard III, there is an increasing fascination with Leicester’s 2,000 year history. Evidence of the city’s past surrounds us in its buildings and even its street layout, which dates from Roman and medieval times.

This exhibition explored how what we as a society consider to be of historical value - or what we consider to be part of our heritage - has changed in the last 70 years. Post-war development plans for Leicester’s housing, transport and industry came together in the city’s 1952 Development Plan, and Leicester established one of the first Planning departments in 1962.

Changing Leicester Resource Guide

At the bottom of the page you can download a resource guide produced as part of the Changing Leicester Project. This is a guide to help you access your local history with support from local organisations and resources as well as influence the changing city today.