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Leicester Cathedral Revealed

Funded on Spacehive 22 September 2021

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Leicester Cathedral Revealed

Leicester Cathedral Revealed

Leicester Cathedral By Leicester Cathedral

Leicester Cathedral needs your support to make its interpretation and displays even more hands-on and exciting for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Leicester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 22 Sep 2021!

We will soon begin work on our £12.7m project to restore our much-loved Cathedral and build a brand new extension alongside. This will have a ground-floor interpretation space where visitors will be able to find out about the historical significance of the Cathedral and its role as a gathering place for our diverse communities. The space will include a mixture of rotating and permanent displays, digital touch screens and audio visual stories A hands-on interactive table will be a central feature. It will be split into three sections containing building blocks to recreate parts of the Cathedral, a stained glass window puzzle, and a cathedral floor plan with iconic cathedral feature puzzle pieces. A tactile map will enable the visually impaired to understand the layout of the Cathedral. Digital touchscreens and audio-visual stories will take visitors on different journeys such as the construction of Richard III’s tomb.

What we'll deliver:

  • Interactive Table
  • Tactile Maps
  • Puzzle displays
  • Visual Stories

Why it's a great idea:

Leicester Cathedral Revealed will put the building back into good order. It will provide a unified stone floor that will remove all level changes and include energy-efficient underfloor heating throughout; replace failing infrastructure such as boilers, electrical system; install new lighting and AV; restore and reveal the Victorian and Arts & Crafts architectural features; repair much that has deteriorated (particularly stonework and decor); and secure the fabric for the long term.

Steps to get it done:

  • To commission the design and build from the interpretation designers, Haley Sharpe Design

Our goal is to raise £40,000 in four weeks and half has already been raised with a pledge from Gordon and Janet Arthur. They have pledged to match £ for £ what we raise up to a maximum of £20,000. Our thanks go to them for their generosity.


Location Leicester

About the space

Custom Location


Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £41,288

Tactile Map Interactives - £8,760 (21%)
Activity Table Base Frame - £7,740 (19%)
Activity Table Interactives - Architectural Building Blocks - £5,760 (14%)
Activity Table Interactives - Stained Glass - £5,520 (13%)
Activity Table Interactives - Floor Plan Puzzle - £5,520 (13%)
Tactile Map Base Unit - £5,160 (12%)
Other - £2,828 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Tactile Map Interactives
Activity Table Base Frame
Activity Table Interactives - Architectural Building Blocks
Activity Table Interactives - Stained Glass
Activity Table Interactives - Floor Plan Puzzle
Tactile Map Base Unit
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £41,288

Our Volunteer List

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