King Richard III Visitor Centre

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King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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wingate
London, UK2,342 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Having visited the battlefield yesterday I was familiar with everything set out on the ground floor.Parts of the first floor were of interest.So if you've done one you don't need to do the other
Written 25 May 2022
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Davido
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May 2022 • Couples
If you don't know the history and if you like reading this place is for you. Essentially a series of graphics and explanatory text. Kind of like a museum without artefacts.
You do get to see his open grave.
Written 12 May 2022
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JM900912
Weston super Mare, UK167 contributions
May 2022
We visited here as it was close to our hotel. The centre was fairly quiet but there is a lot to see. There is a cafe on site as well as toilets. Definitely something to do if you're in the area and interested in history.
Written 8 May 2022
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Kevin S
67 contributions
May 2022
The story of the birth, death, and finding of King Richard III is a unique one, and one that is told superbly in this magnificent Visitor Centre.
Written 8 May 2022
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Knitnana
Worksop, UK15 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Well laid out information on a complex period of history, with the added bonus of the incredible tale of the eventual uncovering of Richard III and the subsequent confirmation through genetic sampling.
The entrance ticket is valid for 12 months which makes it excellent value and we would recommend the cafe.
Written 7 May 2022
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Sami-7299
Stockport, UK56 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Very interesting, lots of information and set out well. A nice cafe on site with good facilities. A good way to pass an hour or two.
Written 2 May 2022
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Adriana V
17 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Coming back to Leicester 14 years later and finding out about this new Visitor Centre dedicated to the figure of King Richard III has been an amazing experience, a great way to learn about this forgotten King and discover the real events that did occur.
Written 30 April 2022
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Val W
Merthyr Tydfil, UK1,024 contributions
Apr 2022
We arrived as the site opened and so had a beautifully uncrowded visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the introductory film but we did feel that it would not have been as good for those with no background knowledge of the characters. The information conveyed on site was fascinating - both about the background history and the body itself.

The gentleman in the area where the body was actually discovered was outstanding (April 21st). Although we had been here before he gave us facts that we didn't know and did it in a very engaging way.

By the time we left, there were quite a number of children on site who seemed to be very involved in some kind of "quest" that they appeared to be thoroughly enjoying.
Written 22 April 2022
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679deboraha
Oviedo, FL13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
The most interesting museum I’ve ever visited. The details of the history, the discovery are covered in depth. The exhibits on carbon dating, DNA, facial modeling, just so interesting! This is a not to miss journey into the past and it’s tied to the present.
Written 16 April 2022
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Rowena J
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Apr 2022
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My visit to the KRiii was brilliant. An excellent exhibition well laid out and informative. There were a range of mediums providing information which made it easier to take in everything.
The Visitor guides are very helpful and informative. Customer Service staff are helpful too

The layout is excellent and the café halfway round is well situated. The scientific analysis and archaeological information on the second floor makes you realise how easily this find could have been missed or destroyed. For me the highlight was to see the grave and surrounding excavations

I would thoroughly recommend this tourist attraction
Written 15 April 2022
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King Richard III Visitor Centre is open:
  • Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 17:00