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King Richard III Visitor Centre

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Address: 4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
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+44 300 300 0900
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The new King Richard III Visitor Centre is in Leicester city centre,...

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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What an interesting place. We've visited twice now and each time I remember something new. Volunteers are very helpful sharing their knowledge of the history behind the centre... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an interesting place. We've visited twice now and each time I remember something new. Volunteers are very helpful sharing their knowledge of the history behind the centre. Wow to see where King Richard was found still amazes me. Entrance fee is reasonable and you can go to visit the the church opposite where King Richard now rests in peace.... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience learning about the life of Richard 111. Fascinating insight into where they found the king. Site of burial now the Visitors Centre, grave site exposed for all to see. Also visited his tomb in the next door cathedral. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank MazADaz
Offenbach, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm afraid I have to disagree with the other comments here: The "Richard III" centre, which was established just a few years ago after the bones of said king had been excavated in the city (and subsequently laid to rest in Leicester Cathedral opposite of this visitor centre), is only a MINOR attraction, because there is not a whole lot... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a amazing place to visit, It follows a logical timeline with as much information you need ( or more) to explain the history and the discovery. The upper floor displays especially interesting showing the genealogy of the find. Really appreciated the provision of seats,at various places, which enabled my elderly relative to take a rest on the route... More 

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Market Rasen, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here on a recent day out to Leicester. After visiting the Cathedral to see Richard III's tomb we decided to visit the centre as well. Thought the price was a bit steep but your ticket is valid for a year so is worth it. The ground level is all about Richard's life & the battle of Bosworth which was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit . 1 hr tops . Very well laid out and some interesting footage of the dig itself . Even teenagers would find this of interest for the short time . Hop over to the cathedral afterwards for free

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plan to spend a couple of hours here and the cafe at the end is very good if you want to tie that into your visit. There are two floors to the visit, the ground floor tells you Richards story, then you go upstairs for the story of the hunt to find him in the car park. You then go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great deal of effort has been made and this is a lovely custom built facility. Very informative with great exhibits and friendly staff. As well as all the historical information and description of how the body was found you can also see the burial site itself. Highly recommended, we are bringing friends back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative and educational attraction exploring the life and death of Richard III. Very helpful volunteers, and interactive exhibits. A great attraction for tourists visiting Leicester that want to learn more about the history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could understand a little bit of this amazing british character, it was amazing how they use different points of view to tell this story.

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