The King Richard III Visitor Centre are helping the British Deaf Association to celebrate their 125th anniversary with a day of British Sign Language-led tours.
Tours take place on Saturday 31st October at 10:30am and 2pm and will be conducted completely in British Sign Language, with no spoken interpretation.
Those on the tours will be able to discover the incredible story of the king’s life, his death and the discovery of his remains. No visit is complete without seeing the place where the king’s remains lay undiscovered in a car park for over 500 years.
Rachel Ayrton, Learning and Interpretation Manager at the Visitor Centre said: “We’re very pleased to be able to offer sign language tours of the Visitor Centre and should they prove popular, we will look to add more dates in the future.”
Jeff Brattan-Wilson, 125 Celebration Manager with the British Deaf Association commented:
“We are delighted that the King Richard III Visitor Centre is hosting BSL-led tours as part of our 125th Anniversary. Making the tour fully accessible to Deaf people, by using native BSL language tour guides, means that Deaf people can find out every detail of this fascinating story and enjoy the experience to the fullest extent in their preferred/first language.”
The tours are free however spaces are limited and must be booked in advance – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 229 4132 to reserve places. Entry to the Visitor Centre is subject to standard admission charges.
For more information about the Visitor Centre go to www.kriii.com