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King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery

King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery

Contact

King Richard III Visitor Centre

0116 229 4132

Address

4A St Martins,
Leicester,
LE1 5DB

Details

Discover the incredible story of King Richard III, his life, death and discovery in a Leicester car park in 2012.

Using great storytelling, beautiful design and 21st century technology, the award-winning Visitor Centre tells the fascinating and moving story of the king’s life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. Visitors can find out about King Richard III’s rise to power and experience the sights and sounds of medieval battle; follow the Dig Diary and see a 3D replica of King Richard’s skeleton that clearly shows his curved spine, as well as his battle injuries. The experience is completed with a visit to the actual site of King Richard’s burial in 1485, which is now preserved in a quiet, respectful setting and with a contemplative atmosphere.

The Centre is very close to Leicester Cathedral where King Richard III was re–interred in March 2015.

The King Richard III Visitor Centre is self-guided and takes approximately one and a half hours to visit. Refreshments and group lunches can be booked in advance (subject to availability). The Centre also offers two different group talks (min – 15 people, max – 50 people, subject to availability). The Visitor Centre bookings team can also help group organisers with bookings for Leicester Cathedral.

Facilities for groups at the King Richard III Visitor Centre include:

- Preferential admission rate
- Dedicated group booking office
- Personal welcome by a member of our Visitor Services team
- Free entry for tour leader and coach driver
- Free familiarisation visit for group leaders on confirmation of booking


The coach drop-off point is at Southgates, roughly a 3 – 4 minute walk away. It can be arranged for a member of the team at the centre to meet groups at Southgates. Limited on-street parking available at Abbey Park Road (LE4 5AF). Further coach parking is available, at the nearby National Space Centre on Exploration Road with prior agreement by calling 0116 261 0261. Please note there is a charge of £15.00 per coach to park at the National Space Centre.

Drop off: Southgates, Leicester

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

Bank Holidays: 10:00-17:00.

The Visitor Centre is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Last admission is one hour and 20 minutes before closing.

Prices

Adult - £7.00 per person (inclusive of students and people aged 60+)
Child - £4.00 per person (aged 5 – 15 years)

Minimum of 15 people in a group, booking in advance is essential.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Location

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Map reference: SK 584043  Lat: 52.63404 Long: -1.13792

We are easy to find – right in the heart of the city centre, adjacent to Leicester Cathedral.