THE ATTENBOROUGH ARBORETUM

 

5-23 Carisbrooke Road Leicester LE2 3TQ


The Visitor Centre


 
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The exterior of the visitor centre. A purpose built ramp allows easy wheelchair access to the building. Safety railings separate visitors from the rest of the car park.
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The arboretum and visitor centre were opened by Sir David Attenborough in 1997.
 

 

The Arboretum development also includes a modern purpose-built classroom. The classroom is available to hire for visiting schools and organisations. If you would like to arrange an educational visit or a guided tour, or would like more details including costs, then please contact
the University of Leicester on 0116 252 3666 or email ubg@leicester.ac.uk.

 

 
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The classroom as viewed towards the entrance doorway.
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The kitchen area provides all the necessary equipment; fridge, microwave, kettles, sink and drinking water.
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The classroom as viewed from the entrance doorway.
 

 
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Unisex and disabled toilets are available in the building entrance foyer. The toilets are meticulously cleaned and restocked every morning.
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The disabled toilets. Both toilets have a wash basin, a soap dispenser and a hand drier.
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Shutters to the windows mean that the classroom can be easily darkened for light show projections.