King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksHistory Museums
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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Visit Richard III’s grave site, where his remains were buried for more than 500 years and the award-winning café and exhibition about his life, death and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. The award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is in Leicester City centre's Old Town, opposite Leicester Cathedral where his remains were reinterred in 2015. Through the use of beautiful storytelling, innovative design and 21st century technology, visitors can discover the incredible story of the Lost King under the Car Park.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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101MartinandLiz
Lincoln, UK38 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Brilliant, informative and very well presented. A truly inspiring experience. Downstairs for the Royal History. Upstairs for an amazing presentation about the fight to get the dig and the amazing achievement of all involved. Then followed by the actual site of the find. Very poignant and even better having watched The Lost King
Written 14 November 2023
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Thank you for your kind review, it's great to hear our exhibition enhanced your experience and knowledge after seeing The Lost King. Hope to have you return soon!
Written 23 November 2023
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Ellie
Nottingham, UK20 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We had a brilliant day at the KRIII Visitor Centre! The museum is thoughtfully laid out and the exhibits are fresh, modern and engaging. Especially loved the large family tree and timeline, the characters coming to life on video, and the gallery telling the story of the Battle of Bosworth. The upper level which focused on the archaeological dig was also extremely interesting and informative, and getting to see the actual grave site under the floor was just mind-blowing. All in all a brilliant day out. Shout-out to Joe on the front desk who was a fountain of knowledge about the weaponry of this period and was more than happy to chat to us - we learned so much from him and his enthusiasm was infectious!
Written 5 November 2023
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Thank you for this brilliant feedback! It's always delightful to hear that our exhibition comes across so well presented, and the grave site really is a highlight for the finale. Thank you also for your compliments for Joe, his knowledge really is excellent, as is his enthusiasm! I will pass your comments along, and hope to see you back again soon.
Written 23 November 2023
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Pompey_Sunseekers
Cosham, UK201 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Enjoyed an excellent visit to the King Richard 111 visitor centre. You are taken through interesting visuals and information from the past, the history of Richard and his ancestors, as well as the recent story of the location and unearthing of the skeleton. Love the fact that an old school has been renovated to house the museum. The volunteers are so knowledgeable and willing to chat with visitors. We also met a lady who used to go to the school in the fifties and was amazed to be back to visit. The centre has been really well done.
Written 22 October 2023
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Thank you for this lovely review, we are particularly proud of our volunteers and their extensive wealth of knowledge. Hope to see you back for another visit soon!
Written 23 November 2023
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Pompey Lad
Petersfield, UK6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
A wonderful museum giving a detailed, enigmatic and informative story of this important part of our history. The enthusiasm, perseverance and vision of Phillipa Langley shines through, this museum is a tribute to her dedication in making sure we now know all about Richard III and his part in the moulding of our history. It moves us through all the key events prior to the final Battle of Bosworth, the emotion of the eventual battle, the history around Richards death, burial and then discovery centuries later. Ones journey goes from the history of these events through to the science and work that confirms the remains are that of Richard III of England. It concludes with a wonderful presentation of the site of his burial and reinterment. Well done to everyone concerned with this incredible project and of course Phillipa's huge dedication and determination.
Written 21 October 2023
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Thank you so much for this great review, it's lovely to hear such appreciation for our exhibition. We feel we've really achieved a great flow through history, starting with the War of the Roses, through Richard's reign and death, and eventually his rediscovery. It's fantastic to hear that has come across so well. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 23 November 2023
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Vera G
World1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating visit. The staff were very helpful and friendly right from the front door - they looked like they enjoyed their jobs! I got to hold a sword (felt very Penny Mordaunt!) There was a lot of historical information of intrigue, mystery, treachery and plotting - I admit I got a bit lost with whose cousin was whose - but it sparked an interest to research later at leisure!

Loved the story of the actual discovery of the King's burial site and the subsequent DNA proofs. Surprisingly emotional ....

Cafe was also good. Only downside was a noisy and excitable group of small children on a school trip. Wonderful for them to live so close to some living history and the staff were really good - but perhaps choose your time of day to visit if you don't have children with you and would prefer to just soak up atmosphere etc.
Written 19 October 2023
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Thank you so much for this great feedback. Great to hear the staff's enthusiasm was so infectious! Always especially fun to get to meet the Swordmaster, with all his military knowledge. It does get noisy with our school visitors sometimes, although they do usually depart by 2pm, it's good to know this didn't detract from your visit. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 21 October 2023
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BelindaHertfordshire
Hertfordshire12 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We spent a lovely couple of hours here today. The visitors centre is built on the site of the former car park where Richard’s body was found. The staff are very friendly and informative, and easy to talk to. The trench where Richard’s body was found, is now covered in glass and fully on view. There is a lot of information with interactive displays to explain the history of Richard, about the search for his remains and the dig. Well worth a visit.
Written 18 October 2023
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Thank you for this glowing review! Our gravesite is, of course, a real highlight of what we have to offer here, and it's great to hear it's so well received. It is also always lovely to hear our staff have been so welcoming and helpful. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 21 October 2023
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lorainep307
North Parramatta, Australia10 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Gives a great insight into the world as it was in Richard III’s time and of the detail in finding his burial site - brilliant
Written 2 October 2023
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Thank you for this lovely review, it's great to hear you found it so interesting and informative. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 12 October 2023
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Mercedes S
4 contributions
Aug 2023
Wonderfully done museum. Lots of detail and hands on material! Great for families or single visitors.
Written 13 September 2023
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Thank you for this great feedback, it's lovely to know that our interactive exhibits really stood out. Hope you'll visit again soon!
Written 12 October 2023
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Tom C
Leicester, UK14 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Absolutely brilliant credit to everyone involved on putting this adventure together all my party enjoyed the opportunity and experience I will definitely recommend to others
Written 12 September 2023
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Thank you for your kind review, hope to see you again soon with your annual passes!
Written 12 October 2023
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Jean S
Guildford, UK7 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Just had a lovely day in this excellent museum. So much information, so much painstaking investigation, so many interactive displays and so interesting. The helpful and good natured staff made us feel welcome. Apart from the slight difficulty parking - closest disabled parking in Applegate was very small and full - this was a perfect outing. Thank you!
Written 11 September 2023
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Thank you so much for this glowing review; it's always wonderful to hear that our exhibition and our staff have been so well received. Hope to see you back again soon, perhaps for your 61st!
Written 12 October 2023
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KING RICHARD III VISITOR CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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King Richard III Visitor Centre is open:
  • Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 - 17:00