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Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

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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...more
Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t intentionally head for a visit. Rather we walked past it as leaving the York Walls. Realising it was an attraction we could visit using the York Pass, we decided to pop in. Greeted by an enthusiastic staff member, we had a look around. This...More

Thank Herta F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a small museum but nice enough. They had things for kids, and videos, and objects on display. It was just a lot of reading to do, it felt like they stuck a novels worth of information on the wall.

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard 111 Experience is situated at Micklegate Bar definitely worth the visit for all Richardians when we visited there they exhibition on the Battle of Towton The staff were helpful and pleasant you can get free admission by buying a Jorvik Group Pastport For people...More

Thank claudivs45
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Although been to the other York attractions many times this was my first visit to The Richard III experience.... The guy greeting people in the entrance was very informative , and clearly has an enthusiasm for the subject. There are detailed information boards relating to...More

Thank valley0
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We found this building on the City walls. Unless you have a multi pass it is quite expensive to get in. Staff were polite very informative.

Thank DMC120gt
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Included on the York Pass we browsed for 30 mins. Wouldn’t bother otherwise. Starting on the upper floor there is a 30 min video which is at times boring and fascinating at others. Interesting details of battles and weapons. Certainly adds to the immersion in...More

Thank balmain99
Reviewed May 3, 2018

£5 an adult which includes Henry vii experience, able to return within a year. Both places are very similar. There is some interesting knowledge. The best part is being able to try on armour. Takes about 30 minutes.

Thank Dannyk90
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Glad that we didn't purchase a ticket but got in on our passport. It's a very small space should probably be free and then it would be a 5 out of 5. Yes there is lots of detail and it is interesting, however it feels...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed April 24, 2018

The place is small basically because its located in the inside of the tower but they did a really good job with the amount of history and details.

Thank thetravelerpenguin
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent location at Monk Bar for this small museum covering all things relating to Richard III and a very good film about the Battle of Tawton. The best way to do this museum is to buy the Medieval Pass which covers Barley Hall, Henry VIII...More

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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