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King Richard III Visitor Centre

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Inside at King Richard III Discovery Centre in Leicester

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King Richard III Discovery Centre has been built on the site where the buried remains of the king were found, the site of the medieval Grey Friars Friary.
Learn the fascinating facts about this archaeological detective story and the first ever sequencing of ancient DNA! You can see the exact spot where the remains were hastily buried over 500 years ago, which is now a glass floored space.
The story is divided into 3 themed galleries. The 'Dynasty' section gives you information about the life and times of the King, the War of the Roses and Richard's rise to power. ‘Death' has details about the betrayal of the King during the Battle of Bosworth, when he was cut down in the thick of battle.
The final gallery, ‘Discovery' tells the astonishing story of how the remains were found and eventually identified. There are some great exhibits here, including a replica of the skeleton, a suit of armour, plus an interactive display where you can discover the identification process.

Opening hours

Sunday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00, Saturday, Bank Holidays and School holidays 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults (16+): £9.25 
Kids (5 - 15): £4.75
Family (2 Adults & 2 Kids): £23.00
Over 60s/Students: £8.30

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4A St. Martins,
LE1 5DB,

Phone number

0300 3000900


FAQ & Additional Information

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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