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Richard III: Leicester's Search for a King - CLOSED

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Excellent Interpretative Center on the life and death of Richard 3rd

The discovery of the remains of Richard the 3rd was a worldwide news story and the display in the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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This is a wonderful and informative place to visit. History brought to life in front of you... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
via mobile
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16 Feb 2017
“Excellent Interpretative Center on the life and death of Richard 3rd”
10 Sep 2016
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The discovery of the remains of Richard the 3rd was a worldwide news story and the display in the Center gives an excellent day by day account of the archeological process of the exhumation. In other parts of the Center Richards life and his significance...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank ronaldhuva
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful and informative place to visit. History brought to life in front of you. Something for all ages, don't miss it if you are in Leicester.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank aiaslw
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We read about the phenomenal DNA fingerprinting of Richard the Third's bones, in the Globe and Mail Newspaper, several years ago in Canada, when the bones of this monarch were discovered in England. Because of this, we were very curious with respect to how this...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lise A
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A really enjoyable time at the Richard lll exhibition, followed by a visit to the Cathedral, which is just over the road. I never knew history could be so interesting!! Well planned, informative, we spent over 2.5 hours wandering around. There is a nice cafe...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Chris D
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

What a great exhibit--not too long, not too short--a real multimedia experience to find out how the incredible discovery of Richard was made and quite a bit about his life! Fully worth the price--even if you're one of those who thinks he belongs in York!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank bbilmer
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We just loved the Richard III Center. This is very well done. The first floor of the Center has information about Richard's life and the battle at Bosworth. The second floor is the story of how his remains came to be found. It is all...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank SharonSCalifornia
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This exhibition is a good account of the search for the King's body and uses technical displays to good advantage to do this.There is a lot to read so not very useful for young children at all. Good cafe there with reasonable prices. Excellent bookshop...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank oldhenry21
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Having time for the crowds to lighten since his arrival in March, our visit was splendid. The lighter crowd and cool weather made for a cozy atmosphere inside. Good for Leicester!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank David J
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Bosworth Field, informative and interesting - more there than I expected. The visitor centre at Leicester and the Cathedral very impressed with exhibits and talks, again better than I expected.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank josejm66
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Went with family members by train to Leicester to visit the attraction. Easy to fine on arrival as there are signs from the station all the way through the city centre. On arrival the attraction is situated in a refurbished school building and you are...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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