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King Richard III Visitor Centre

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Thorough look at Richard III

A very modern, interesting look at King Richard III. Learning about the genealogy through to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emily W
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
A great mixture of history & science.

You could spend half a day here. Better still to visit twice if you have time. (Passes last a year... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JanefromSomerset
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Wells, United Kingdom
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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

A very modern, interesting look at King Richard III. Learning about the genealogy through to the discovery of the skeleton in the now infamous car park. The displays are interesting but a lot to read through. Great informative staff.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend half a day here. Better still to visit twice if you have time. (Passes last a year I think.) So much to see and take in. But accessable to children as well. This is one of the best, most informative, displays that...More

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for this great review. Your tickets are valid for 12 months so you can visit us as many times as you wish in that time. We're glad you found the exhibition informative and found time to visit the Cathedral too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative and lovely, helpful staff. Worth the money and the pass lets you in for a whole year so can revisit. Cafe had lovely cake

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

Thank you for this 5 star review. Thanks for the positive comments about our staff and cafe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! The historical significance of King Richard 3rd has undoubtably not always been completely appreciated. Luckily for the folk who found him in the car park the stories which surround him have been coloured by Shakespeare and the actors that have portrayed...More

Thank joandian1
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for this very positive and in depth review. We're glad that you were so moved by the exhibition.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well laid out comprehensive story of Richard with actual grave site on display. Well informed helpful staff and an excellent exhibition over two floors. Close to the cathedral where Richard was recently reburied

Thank Bobbio
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you found the exhibition informative and thanks for the positive comments regarding our staff.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited using a Groupon voucher. The attraction proved quite hard to find, as although there are plenty of banners on lamp posts advertising it, there are no signs to direct visitors there. Once inside however you can see the tremendous amount of work that...More

Thank Richard S
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to leave these comments. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and managed to see the tomb in the Cathedral.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One negative you don’t give discount to serving EMS or military. Why not? Right aside from that, totally fabulous place. Small and compact but every centimetre is compressed with artefacts, interactive exhibits, films and sound effects. Fabulous explanations of science and technical stuff. Very helpful...More

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this 5 star review. We're glad you enjoyed the exhibition and thanks for the kind comments about our staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The centre is very well set out. There is a lot to take in. Too much for us for one visit, so will go again,. The tickets are valid for one year so if you live nearby that is quite easy to do. There is...More

Thank Carol S
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for this positive review and we're glad you also enjoyed our cafe.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The King Richard III exhibition is well worth a visit in its own right but the astonishing story behind the discovery of the king in the car park gives it a totally different dimension. The exhibition is beautifully housed in an old school building which...More

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is a very detailed review, thank you for taking the time to do this. We're extremely glad you enjoyed both aspects of the exhibition and had such an emotional effect on you. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The actual story behind the discovery of King R III is amazing but there is something a little pedestrian about this. I don't like the first interaction to be a bit of poor film, badly lit, that is relatively badly delivered. The kind of thing...More

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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We're sorry that you felt it was boring, most of our customers rate us highly on quality of experience, however, we do appreciate that everyone has their own opinion. We appreciate all feedback received.

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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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