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King Richard III Visitor Centre

4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
+44 300 300 0900
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Visit the King

Brilliant. We'll worth the visit, staff very helpful and friendly with a great knowledge of all the... read more

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Edward P M
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WELL THOUGHT OUT EXHIBITION

Very interesting exhibition, well laid out and with lots of information. Mainly history and... read more

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The award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is in Leicester city centre, opposite Leicester Cathedral. It has been created around the location where King Richard III's remains were buried for more than 500 years. Using storytelling, design and 21st century technology, visitors can discover the incredible story of the King's life and death, and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Brilliant. We'll worth the visit, staff very helpful and friendly with a great knowledge of all the exhibitions. This made the visit feel special as we all felt it was was only our group given special treatment but the staff showed this to every visitors....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting exhibition, well laid out and with lots of information. Mainly history and background downstairs with good special effects and upstairs devoted to the actual archaeology and discovery of the skeleton, lots of science, explanations of DNA results etc.

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Reviewed yesterday

Relaxed place to visit, great little film presentation and display about the Wars of the Roses...then the displays about the finding of Richard's body and how they proved it was him was well done, clear, and understandable

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well presented museum obviously focused on Richard lll and England at that time. Lovely cafeteria in courtyard.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum provides an excellent combination of historical detail and the real life strife to discover the long lost skeleton of a king. There are some lovely touches such as the recreation of the dig site and the actual site where the skeleton was discovered....More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a good plan indeed to visit the Leicester Cathedral and King Richard exhibition. Great atmosphere! It was an interesting step back in time and a bit of history. If you are planning to come to Leicester, the Cathedral is definitely a must visit!!!!...More

Thank Joao G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Let's face it.. if you are not a Richard fan then you are going to whiz through this centre in 30 mins.. But if you are a Richard fan then allow yourself 90 to 120 mins.. As a Richard fan I had to squeeze in...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This would not have been my first choice of attraction, as i am not a particular history fan, but i really did enjoy it!! It was informative both about the history and politics of the period and the archaeological dig. The cafe was very clean...More

Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I cannot speak too highly of this relatively new "attraction". My wife & I went with her brother yesterday on our visit to Leicester, following our visit to King Richardi III's tomb in Leicester Cathedral. It is wise to see both places on the same...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed an interesting and very well presented tour of Richard 111 exhibition today! Very good atmosphere and the welcome video presentation was a brilliant and atmospheric introduction! Volunteer Guides were excellent - passionate about details and enthusiastic about the story. Lots to keep us interested...More

Thank Enid H
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Susanelee
26 March 2018|
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Response from colkim | Reviewed this property |
Come off M1 at jnc 21 follow signs for park & ride.bus will then take you to within 200yrds of attraction.
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zed741
20 February 2018|
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Response from michellep459 | Reviewed this property |
It's totally family friendly with each area offering something for all ages - the upstairs looks at how they uncovered the remains and is very interactive.
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sedack
6 February 2018|
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Response from dolly070759 | Reviewed this property |
Get a Groupon deal for £12 for 2 tickets. Normal price £18
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