Jewry Wall Museum improvements to be made

The archaeologist who led the project to discover King Richard III’s remains will be leading investigations in a project to improve Leicester’s finest Roman site.

Leicester City Council is due to begin work improving Jewry Wall Museum, including creating better public access and improving the condition of the site, which features one of the tallest surviving pieces of Roman masonry in the UK.

Archaeological investigations will need to be carried out before works can start, and special permission must be granted to do so because the planned works are within the scheduled national monument itself.

The investigations will be carried out by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) under the control of its co-Director, Dr Richard Buckley OBE, who led the successful dig which unearthed King Richard III in August 2012.

Jewry Wall is home to extensive ruins of a former Roman bath house, along with a city council-run museum telling the story of Leicester from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Leicester City Council purchased the Vaughan College complex from the University of Leicester in July 2015.