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King Richard III Visitor Centre

4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
+44 300 300 0900
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Interesting and fun

We took friends who were visiting Leicester to this centre. All of us were impressed by the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
travelil2014
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Leicestershire United Kingdom
Good King Richard

Was ally moved by the grave site and thought it was very well presented. I also enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie E
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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The new King Richard III Visitor Centre is in Leicester city centre, opposite Leicester Cathedral. It has been created around the poignant spot where King Richard III's remains were buried for more than 500 years. Using storytelling, design and 21st century technology, visitors can discover the fascinating and moving story of the King's life and death, and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
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+44 300 300 0900
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Reviewed yesterday

We took friends who were visiting Leicester to this centre. All of us were impressed by the presentations and enjoyed the interactive displays. It was very enjoyable and informative. Definitely worth a visit. Also, your ticket can be used again for a year.

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Reviewed yesterday

Was ally moved by the grave site and thought it was very well presented. I also enjoyed the Hologram section of the introduction was very clever. Also the food in the restaurant was of good quality and reasonable priced. The poor part I felt was...More

2  Thank Julie E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Because I am over 60 years old the entrance price was only £8 and I can go back at any time for a year. Excellent value!! The exhibition was really interesting and very well presented. It also included a 'diary of the dig' which was...More

1  Thank travel08Essex
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for writing a review and giving us top marks following your visit, it's much appreciated. We were particularly pleased to read your comments regarding our team. Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

Reviewed 3 days ago

The centre is well designed and accessible. Its a shame there is no decent audio tour . The shop is poor but the cafe is excellent with a great bit of outdoor space . Recommend a visit afterwards to the cathedral which is lovely in...More

2  Thank Mary67
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to review us following your visit, feedback such as yours is very valuable to us. Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came across this place by chance. What a wonderful find. So much history in a small place. Thoroughly enjoyable

2  Thank Maggno
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your kind comments and top marks, we're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The centre is well curated and attempts and ( from my perspective) succeeds in explaining the fiendishly complicated genealogy and rival claims to the throne behind the Wars of the Roses . If that wasn't tough enough they then tackle " the discovery in the...More

2  Thank Dorisdormouse
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for writing a review of your visit to us - we were really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn't know much about Richard III until we arrived. Sadly, there wasn't much about his brother and nephews deaths. I learned more later to find he was not exactly someone to be fond of.

3  Thank MassJennifer
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us after your visit to the Centre. We really appreciate your feedback. Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting visit, with a good variety of material. The introductory film was good for setting the whole story in context. Opposite Leicester Cathedral where the tomb of King Richard can be viewed, and also only 100 yards from the Medieval Guildhall, which is...More

2  Thank Andrew M
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us after your visit; your feedback is much appreciated! Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a lot to read and quite a few interactive things aimed mainly at children. It is a very modern space and bright and clean. The cafe was fine with friendly staff.

2  Thank invisible2016
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to write about your visit, we really appreciate any feedback we receive. Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-organised exhibition of King Richard II's life and times, and the story of how his remains came to be discovered under layers of asphalt in a car park nearby.

2  Thank bradstow2
KRIIITeam, Manager at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for writing a review and giving us top marks following your visit, it's much appreciated. Regards, KRIII Visitor Centre Team

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Matthew G
29 April 2017|
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Response from john k | Reviewed this property |
Probable worth it especially if you have an interest in history
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j h
25 January 2017|
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Response from KRIIITeam | Property representative |
Hello, Our Senior Citizen ticket is a reduced price of £8.00. A joint ticket for Bosworth Battlefield and the King Richard III Visitor Centre is £13.00 which is again a reduced rate on admission for both attractions. We... More
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Angela J
3 August 2016|
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Response from KRIIITeam | Property representative |
Thank you for getting in touch with us and this is a really good question. So far, since opening in July 2014, we haven't received any feedback from any of our visitors who use a wheelchair about this, but I’ve had a... More
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