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King Richard III Visitor Centre

4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
+44 300 300 0900
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Amazing

This place is so great for Leicester and has been really well done. We would certainly go back... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ChrissieG2112
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Really interesting

The attraction is really interesting but only takes about 2 hours max to see everything. Still... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
grahamhall50
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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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4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is so great for Leicester and has been really well done. We would certainly go back again and your ticket allows you free return entry. It is very reasonably priced and uses a range of media to educate and entertain.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The attraction is really interesting but only takes about 2 hours max to see everything. Still enjoyed it though.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

For anyone interested in our history, the King Richard III exhibition is a "must see" in Leicester. Superbly presented, the story of Richard's life ... & death, and the discovery and identification of his mortal remains more than 500 years later ... allow yourself at...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took some visitors to the Richard 111 centre. We were all very impressed with the quality of the exhibits and the organisation of the whole centre. As a history teacher I would thoroughly recommend a visit. Very varied and interesting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this compact but very informative exhibition. It really brought Richard and his life & times to life for us. The glass covered grave finishes the tour very well. I must say that the list of actors who have played...More

Thank D R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard Philippa Langley tell of her eerie experience in the car park I wanted to visit the place where Richard was found. It was amazing tribute to Philippa and the team of archeologists and scientists for their work recovering and identifying Richard's mortal remains....More

Thank annen653
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The idea behind this discovery and the process to where it is today is very fascinating. The Visitor’s Center is a must see before going to the cathedral.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Born and bred in Leicester but now living in West Midlands, I found this to be a most interesting and welcoming centre with loads of historical information. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and a lot of history about king richard the 3rd and also your able to see where hes laid to rest

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love English history and have toured much War of the Roses ruins, castles, and museums. So I loved this museum. I learned things I did not know: that Richard III was a reformer in a very good way, and did not have to die...More

Thank Marlene K
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Susanelee
25 March 2018|
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Response from colkim | Reviewed this property |
Come off M1 at jnc 21 follow signs for park & ride.bus will then take you to within 200yrds of attraction.
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zed741
20 February 2018|
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Response from michellep459 | Reviewed this property |
It's totally family friendly with each area offering something for all ages - the upstairs looks at how they uncovered the remains and is very interactive.
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sedack
6 February 2018|
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Response from simon J | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember either but the cathedral is free or optional if you want to see the tomb and feel the atmosphere.
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