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Richard III Experience at Monk Bar
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$50.22*
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The York Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #53 of 205 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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 out about his early life as his brother, Edward IV struggled for the throne of England with Henry VI; see arms and armour from his reign and enjoy multimedia presentations about the key battles of the Wars of the Roses. Children can get involved in our special medieval camp featuring the gruesome bits Richard's history provided by 'Horrible Histories' author, Terry Deary.
Gosport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely Weekend”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

This place was a laugh....all done up very well and very funny...especially the pretend papers from the time and the court case. I really enjoyed this, very funny.

Visited January 2013
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Small, Okish”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Small museum within the city walls, Entrance fee is ok enough. Based over 2 floors. There is a lot of information within the museum and has a few hands on pieces. Not the best of places if you dont like history and can be very boring. Has a great little shop though :)

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not a museum at all!”
Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

As someone with a real interest in the history of Richard III this 'museum' is a complete disappointment, more like a theme park attraction. Don't go along expecting historical artefacts or items associated with Richard III. A complete waste of time and money!

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Thank June M
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“History geeks rejoice!”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

I did make up my mind about Richard III's innocence already, but I still enjoyed the prepared exhibition and appreciated the effort that went into it. Check out the pictures of the medieval tabloid mock ups as well as the entry sign to the prison cell - whoever created it, must have had a lot of fun! For me a must-see and a great break from the walls walk:-)

Visited June 2012
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Interesting but failed to deliver”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

I didnt find it interesting. The story as whether he committed the murder and you be the jury - was rubbish. Needs inspiration.

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