King Richard III Visitor Centre
In August 2012 archaeologists excavated under a car park and discovered a skeleton with battle wounds and a curved spine. In February 2013, after months of careful scientific examination, it was announced by the University of Leicester that the skeleton found was indeed Richard III. In March 2015, King Richard III was reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, which is located just 100 steps away from the Visitor Centre.
The Visitor Centre overlooks the gravesite of the long lost King of England. Here you can learn about the fascinating story of Richard III and about the greatest archaeological detective stories ever known.
Facilities: The exhibition and grave enclosure is all level pathways for ease of navigation. Access can be gained to the upper level of the attraction via a lift. Some areas of the exhibition require the ability to navigate tight angles.
The Visitor Centre does not have designated parking but there are many car parks within Leicester city centre.
Opening Times: Open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Monday to Friday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm
During school holidays the Visitor Centre closes at 5pm, Monday – Friday
Last admission is one hour and 20 minutes before closing.
Adult (16+ Years) £8.95
Child (5 – 15 Years) £4.75
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £21.50
Senior Citizen, Student £8.00
Photo Credits: © King Richard III Visitor Centre