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King Richard III Visitor Centre

Closes in 13 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An experience befitting a king

This visitor attraction takes you through the story of RIII through the wars of the Roses, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Allison T
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must see attraction when in Leicester

the Richard III visitor centre is a must see attraction when in Leicester. a relatively new build... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tony b
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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...more
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4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This visitor attraction takes you through the story of RIII through the wars of the Roses, the deciding battle at Bosworth Field right to the discovery of his remains in a car park. The whole story I see brought to life and is suitable for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

the Richard III visitor centre is a must see attraction when in Leicester. a relatively new build it is well laid out and you can follow the story of Richard from birth through to his death at Bosworth Field. there is also the story of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and well worth a visit. Allow enough time to read all the panels. The staff were pleasant and helpful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the centre as a group of 53. The 'Two Princes' talk set the scene for a brilliant tour. The medieval banquet on the Saturday night was superb - great food, excellent service and fantastic entertainment from the minstrels. A wonderful night was had...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been meaning to visit for a while and finally got around to it. We decided to take the Park and Ride from Enderby (near M1/69 junction) which proved to be excellent. Only £4 for a couple and it delivered us to within about...More

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad your day went smoothly and you enjoyed the exhibition and the cafe. Thanks also for the positive comments about our staff.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great visitor experience with everything you could ever want to know about this much maligned king. I would visit here first, then Leicester cathedral and then the battle of bosworth field exhibition near market bosworth.

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your positive review. We're glad you learned a few things and managed to visit the Cathedral and the Battle of Bosworth exhibition.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited yesterday, found it a really interesting place to visit . My tip is to come here first before going across the road to the tomb of Richard III. A great introduction to the history of Richard III downstairs with interactive displays. Upstairs takes you...More

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you found it interesting and managed to see the tomb in the Cathedral. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They were able to tell us what different parts of the cathedral signified and told us some history and interesting facts. The donation boxes dotted around fit right in to the structure and compliment the cathedral. Perhaps...More

Thank Souperduk
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments about the Cathedral, we will pass these on for you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

30 of us visited this wonderful museum. We had a guide and split into two groups as half of us were foreign. I organised a German speaking guide as there isn't one available at the museum which was the only downside. The guide, Luke, was...More

Thank RJT06
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your 5 star review and positive comments about Luke. We're glad you find the centre appeals to all ages.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, the King Richard III Visitor Centre is a must visit while in Leicester. It tells a very interesting story about the history of the War of Roses and then the events which led to the discovery of the remains of Richard III. The...More

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to review your visit. We're glad you found the exhibition interesting and our employees helpful.

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Tour183597
22 September 2018|
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Response from KRIIITeam | Property representative |
Hi there, many thanks for your enquiry and I'm so sorry for the delay in responding to you. Our admission rates are: Adult (16+ Years) £8.95 Child (5 – 15 Years) £4.75 Family (2 adults and 2 children) £21.50 Over 60s... More
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Susanelee
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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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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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