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King Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicester, Leicestershire, England

  • Interior at King Richard III Discovery Centre
  • The entrance at King Richard III Discovery Centre

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

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.

Facilities

  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

4A St. Martins, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5DB, England

Contact

Click here to visit King Richard III Discovery Centre's website
0300 3000900

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

Pricing

Adults (16+): £8.95

Kids (5-15): £4.75

Family (2 adults + 2 kids): £21.50

Seniors (60+): £8.00

Students: £8.00

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