King Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicester’s award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre tells the incredible story of the king’s life and death, and reveals one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

This unique story is told in three parts:

‘Dynasty’ tells the much debated story of the king’s life and times in a medieval England, racked by decades of fighting in the Wars Of The Roses and discover the story behind Richard’s rise to power.

‘Death’ gives you the chance to learn about the Battle of Bosworth and how betrayal led to the king being cut down in the thick of battle while defending his crown.

‘Discovery’ unearths the story of the research, archaeology, science and analysis carried out to discover and identify the long-lost remains of the king. Visitors can see a facial reconstruction and a replica of Richard’’s skeleton, printed using 3D technology.

You return to the ground floor to complete your experience with a visit to the actual site of King Richard's burial.
Open Monday to Friday and Sundays: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm. Last admission is an hour and twenty minutes before closing.

Admission prices:
Adult (16+ Years) £9.25
Child (5 – 15 Years) £4.75
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £23.00
Over 60s, Student £8.30
4A St Martin’s, Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 5DB
Contact telephone: 0300 300 0900 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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