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King Richard III Visitor Centre

4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
+44 300 300 0900
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Historically rich in detail

Well presented museum obviously focused on Richard lll and England at that time. Lovely cafeteria... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PeterviaNZ
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Excellent historical museum

The museum provides an excellent combination of historical detail and the real life strife to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary S
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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The award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is in Leicester city centre, opposite Leicester Cathedral. It has been created around the location where King Richard III's remains were buried for more than 500 years. Using storytelling, design and 21st century technology, visitors can discover the incredible story of the King's life and death, and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4A St. Martins, Leicester LE1 5DB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well presented museum obviously focused on Richard lll and England at that time. Lovely cafeteria in courtyard.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum provides an excellent combination of historical detail and the real life strife to discover the long lost skeleton of a king. There are some lovely touches such as the recreation of the dig site and the actual site where the skeleton was discovered....More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a good plan indeed to visit the Leicester Cathedral and King Richard exhibition. Great atmosphere! It was an interesting step back in time and a bit of history. If you are planning to come to Leicester, the Cathedral is definitely a must visit!!!!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Let's face it.. if you are not a Richard fan then you are going to whiz through this centre in 30 mins.. But if you are a Richard fan then allow yourself 90 to 120 mins.. As a Richard fan I had to squeeze in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This would not have been my first choice of attraction, as i am not a particular history fan, but i really did enjoy it!! It was informative both about the history and politics of the period and the archaeological dig. The cafe was very clean...More

Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot speak too highly of this relatively new "attraction". My wife & I went with her brother yesterday on our visit to Leicester, following our visit to King Richardi III's tomb in Leicester Cathedral. It is wise to see both places on the same...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed an interesting and very well presented tour of Richard 111 exhibition today! Very good atmosphere and the welcome video presentation was a brilliant and atmospheric introduction! Volunteer Guides were excellent - passionate about details and enthusiastic about the story. Lots to keep us interested...More

Thank Enid H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The exhibition was very interesting with various interactive screens. Our grandson is doing A level history and Richard III is one of the topics, he found it useful for his studies and the younger grandson also enjoyed it. Lunch in the cafe was very good....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This new museum built on the site of the carpark where Richard III was found is fascinating. The staff are well informed, enthusiastic and friendly. There is plenty to look at and lots of interactive displays. Great mock sword fight with humerous banter.

Thank Rob A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely museum, fascinating facts in a modern environment. Lots of interacting displays and well worth a visit. Pleasant cafe with outside courtyard serving snacks and hot drinks. Friendly volunteers on hand to give information and a nice gift shop.

Thank rockchickNorthWales
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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 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
February 5, 2018|
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Response from dolly070759 | Reviewed this property |
Get a Groupon deal for £12 for 2 tickets. Normal price £18
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