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King Richard III Visitor Centre

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Brilliant

Excellent and informative visitor center well worth a visit. The center is great for children and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LauraN1980
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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A little gem

Wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as we did. Very well presented stepping through the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hilary259
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Newark-on-Trent, 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent and informative visitor center well worth a visit. The center is great for children and families, the information about the dog and the science behind the discovery is well thought out and easy to understand. I especially loved the way they have left the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as we did. Very well presented stepping through the historical and political context of Richard III time, his performance as a monarch, the story of the discovery of his remains and blended with the science around the discovery....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the places I have been meaning to visit for a little while and it was well worth the wait. The whole approach was very well done from start to finish and if you like lots of historical facts you will not be disappointed....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for taking time to leave this review. We're glad you find the exhibition amazing and compelling and thank you for your kind comments about our staff and volunteers and you also found time to visit our cafe and the Cathedral.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The original site of the dig which uncovered Richard III's skeleton, the excavation site still visible under glass at the end of the tour. The very succinct Battle of Bosworth field timeline is incredibly vivid and fascinating, I really got a sense of where Richard...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ChrisSLondon
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for this overall positive review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to the exhibition, all your feedback is appreciated.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this today! Was an excellent insight into some of the history of Britain. Gives you a modern look into the war of the roses which was great and some good knowledge. It really flows well and is worth a look around. Really like how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SilicoJack
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for leaving this positive review. We're glad you enjoyed the exhibition and found our staff helpful.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor centre is located in the Old Town.I chose not to travel by car as the Bus station is only 12 minutes away & this meant I didn't have to worry about parking also meaning I could go at my own steady pace The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Les2253
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking time to leave a review. We're pleased you enjoyed the exhibition and also managed to visit the Cathedral.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here for private visits and took a group of primary school children here. A fantastic 'new' attraction in the centre of Leicester. The area has had a massive lift with Good King Richard moving to Leicester and all the new investment and development to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BeBold_SMP_Hair
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad your school enjoyed the trip and you also managed to visit the Cathedral. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 90mins here and found the background storytelling useful. Joe the curator was very knowledgeable on medieval weapons, especially the poleaxe.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank D8527FBjims
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for these lovely comments about the exhibition and our staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an amateur historian, with a particular fascination with the Plantagenets, I have been dying to visit. It's a story which would appear far fetched, were it not true and it's brought to life in this visitor centre. My only criticism is that as a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HLLCheshire
KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for giving us a 5 star rating and we're glad you feel we have brought the story to life.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the centre during the school holidays and found the experience very peaceful and relaxing despite it being the school summer holiday in Leicester. The centre is very well laid out and informative. The grave site is very peaceful and very fitting for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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KRIIITeam, Administration Assistant at King Richard III Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad that you found your visit pleasant and informative, thanks for leaving this 5 star review.

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Tour183597
21 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
25 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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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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