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Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
+44 1904 615505
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Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England ruled for two years from 1483 to 1485. His short reign was marked by controversy, rebellion and challenges to his throne which led to his death at the Battle of Bosworth aged 33 years of age. Find out about his early life as his brother, Edward IV struggled for the throne of England with Henry VI; see arms and armour from his reign and enjoy multimedia presentations about the key battles of the Wars of the Roses. Children can get involved in our special medieval camp featuring the gruesome bits Richard's history provided by 'Horrible Histories' author, Terry Deary.
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Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Very rewarding experience, good value, the 'old chap' curator was very friendly and knowledgeable. Joint ticket with equally good Henry VII museum.

Thank Roy_Sandra_Ipswich
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The space was limited due to the building but that said it was informative. Be nigh on impossible to visit if you had difficulty in climbing stairs.

Thank Lonnie39
Reviewed 14 June 2016

For a small museum, there was a lot to do and see. Lot of information was available along the way with many interactive games and things to try on. The ticket also allows entry for the Henry VII museum!

Thank bellabubble
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We bought a combo ticket for Monk Bar and Micklegate. The staff were very knowledgeable and shared a wealth of information. There were videos and hands-on activities for young and old. Well worth the visit as you stroll the wall!

1  Thank Beth B
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Great small exhibition about Richard III and the Battle of Towton, lots of interactive games and not too much information to take in. Went in as part of York Pass but this would be good value for money.

Thank Sian D
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We visited this attraction after having visited the Henry VII Experience on the opposite side of town, doing half the walls walk (I think it is easier to access the Richard III museum from the walls, than street level). We had visited before, but that...More

Thank YvonnePW
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was an informative museum. The film on the Battle of Towton was excellent. The enormity of the Battle and the consequences of the freezing weather and landscape were portrayed well. The skeletons found in a mass grave tell a tale of bitterness between the...More

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Found this to be a total rip off cost £5 each for a 2 second display don't waste your time look around the beautiful wall and city itselfMore

Thank p0wers5
JORVIKVikingCentre, Manager at Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. The admission price does grant you access to both the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar and the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar. We again apologise if this was not...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016

Actually this is a sort of museum, focusing on the periosd of Richard III, one of the most importnt Kings of England. Worth to visit.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 16 May 2016

A very informative little history museum telling the story of the war of the roses in the ultimate historic setting. For a small place they've packed in a lot of information including a interesting video on the key battles. However said video was quite loud...More

Thank Mr-Ben-89
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12 September 2016|
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Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Each Bar Wall Experience can take around 35-45mins to explore. We have the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar and the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, both which are included in your... More