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“Outstanding for Free”

Leicester Guildhall
Ranked #6 of 108 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding for Free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

For a temporary exhibition this is absolutely a must-see. What's even more remarkable is that it's FREE admission (we did make a suggested donation of £2 though as it was so good). We've been to paid for exhibitions that have been much worse!

What an amazing story the discovery of Richard III's body is. We were captivated by the exhibits, which are superbly done. The interactive features of the attraction are also very well done.

The other Guildhall buildings are great. The Victorian jail and council chamber were fantastic. The little coffee shop out the back was a lovely, clean place to sit and have a rest.

Friendly, welcoming and genuinely comical staff made our day trip to Leicester thoroughly enjoyable. We look forward to returning to the permanent visitors centre.

Superb!

Visited February 2014
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“Exhibition of a Richard III”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Very interesting exhibition showing the discovery of the remains of Richard III, interactive and plenty of visuals to keep children interested. Worth a visit if you are in Leicester.

Visited February 2014
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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“Old medieval building, great exhibiton of Richard III.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Loved the building, loved the search for a king exhibit. I came all the way from London to look at this. Looking forward to the visitors centre which is planning to open in Spring
2014.

Visited February 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Free entrance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Visited the Guildhall specifically to see the Richard III exhibition, on the way we went into a local tourist information point to ask for directions to the Guildhall, the staff member gave us the directions and recommended that we actually visit the Guildhall itself whilst there and not just the exhibition we were planning to see. We were glad she had told us this as the Richard III Exhibition whilst informative was very very small. The Guildhall is a perfect example of medieval architecture complete with court and jail cells. We actually enjoyed this more than the exhibition and it was free to enter so well worth a look if you are in the area, as others have said it is also next door to the Cathedral if you are interested in visiting that too.

Visited February 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“PERFECT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Lovely building, great staff, Close to the local cafe area and right next to the Cathedral. A real treasure in the heart of the City 'PERFECT'.

Visited January 2014
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