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King Richard III Visitor Centre

4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
+44 300 300 0900
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Great visitor centre detailing both the story behind Richard 3rd and how he both came to be king... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JMBRAB1234
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed, excellent value for money

Really Enjoyed my visit today. my little boy (5) found alot of the visit engaging but we of course... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
S30472
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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 3 days ago

Great visitor centre detailing both the story behind Richard 3rd and how he both came to be king and his ultimate demise. Of equal interest is the story of the archaeological dig which revealed his resting place. I would highly recommend including this place in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really Enjoyed my visit today. my little boy (5) found alot of the visit engaging but we of course did have to explain alot. He especially enjoyed seeing the excavation site. I would 100% recommend visiting. Cafe lovely, clean and well priced. Toilets really clean...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My 8 year old loves history and stumbled across this via Groupon. There is parking about 5 mins walk away as the visitors center is situated in the town. We spent a couple of hours here. A few interact exhibitions both visually and sensory. Little...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited this museum as I am very interested in the life of Richard 3rd, it was very cheap to look round at just over £8 to get in and they offered us another free visit within the year should we return. The staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

King Richard ||| visitor centre a good to have see that place in city centre of leicester Very close is cathedral and cafe and restaurant of Shakespeare

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is obvious that effort and thought have gone into this exhibition. Mostly to good effect. However the space is too small to do justice to the subject. Add too many people in the space ,as when we visited on a bank holiday, and it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a well done and excellent venue to visit, very informative and extremely interesting.Well worth a visit if you are interested in history...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here in January 2016. Ticket was reasonably priced & valid for some time. Good mix of videos, holographic visuals, static & visuals. A good educational run down of the history of King Richard III, the battle story was great & the modern day discovery...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved spending a few hours at the Richard III Visitors Centre. We caught the train to Leicester station, and it was clearly signposted from there and an easy 15 minutes walk. We purchased a Groupon voucher for just £16 for our family of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this small museum to learn more about Richard III and the painstaking archaeological dig to find him. Exhibition was well put together and clearly explained Richards life and death. Actual tomb is in the cathedral...too late to view...but museum worth second visit to look...More

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Susanelee
March 25, 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
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Tim D | Reviewed this property |
agree very much with Phil. Depends on how interested the kids are in history. Probably more a boys thing.
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sedack
February 6, 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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