DMU Heritage

DMU can trace its roots back to 1870, when it was originally founded as the Leicester School of Art. We've changed a lot since then but we hope these pictures might shed new light on the university's heritage and maybe even jog some memories!
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Another, earlier photo of what is now the Portland Building, which dates from 1890.

Portland Shoe Factory, built Now part of DMU. The chantry building of the Church of the Annunciation can be seen on the right (by then, the vicarage of St Mary de Castro.

Recognise this? Here's what the ring road used to look like - you'll see the Magazine stranded on the left #DMUheritage #Leicester

DMU, Magazine and Southgates underpass Unrecognisable now, the buildings were demolished and the underpass (magnet for layabouts and junkies) closed off.

De Montfort University’s Heritage Centre is now open, showcasing the rich history that surrounds our campus and the story of the university.

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses. View our degrees or book an Open Day online.

De Montfort University MA Architecture students researched medieval building methods to re-create the Church of the Annunciation, which once stood on what is now DMU campus.

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses.

De Montfort University MA Architecture students re-created what the Church of the Annunciation would have looked like.

Today, all that remains of the Church of the Annunciation – where Richard III's body was put on display after the Battle of Bosworth – are two arches in DMU's Hawthorn Building.

De Montfort University's Heritage Centre is now open - see where Richard III's body lay after the Battle of Bosworth

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses. View our degrees or book an Open Day online.

These arches - all that remains of the Church of the Annunciation - where Richard III's body lay after the Battle of Bosworth - are the centrepiece of the De Montfort University Heritage Centre

History lovers can now add De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)'s Heritage Centre to the list of free attractions open in the city for the last Sunday of every month.

De Montfort University’s Heritage Centre is now open, showcasing the rich history that surrounds our campus and the story of the university.

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses. View our degrees or book an Open Day online.

De Montfort University’s Heritage Centre is now open, showcasing the rich history that surrounds our campus and the story of the university.

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses. View our degrees or book an Open Day online.

De Montfort University’s Heritage Centre is now open, showcasing the rich history that surrounds our campus and the story of the university.

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses. View our degrees or book an Open Day online.

Julian Gould, a talented artist killed in World War 1, was a student at DMU's predecessor. Celebrating our past, present and future. #DMUheritage

Julian Gould, a talented artist killed in World War was a student at DMU's predecessor. Celebrating our past, present and future.

Artist Wilmot Pilsbury, first principal of Leicester School of Art. Celebrating our past, present and future at DMU Heritage Centre.

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses.

One of the artworks chosen for a special Christopherson award. Celebrating our past, present and future #DMUheritage

One of the artworks chosen for a special Christopherson award. Celebrating our past, present and future

This one wins hands down for the most bizarre pic we've seen in a long while! The date is October, 1979, and the place is St John's Lee Wood, near Bradgate Park. Living in this house, constructed from hardboard, were Dr Arthur Lyons, left, and Professor Arno W.Oppermann, taking part in the Leicester Polytechnic suburb design project.

De Montfort University in Leicester, UK offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate & research courses.

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