King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre


On the 22nd of August 1485 the King of England was killed at Bosworth battlefield; now known as the battle of Bosworth, this King was Richard the III and his downfall led to one of the most dramatic changes within the royal line of all time.

Until August 2012 his body had lain undiscovered however following extensive research and a massive archaeological project, King Richard was found and exhumed from underneath a Leicester car park.

Today the City of Leicester recognises the importance of both this discovery and the battle of Bosworth itself by way of the King Richard III Visitor centre. This establishment presents the history surrounding Richard, the Tudors and the great battle through engaging displays and enthusiastic guides.

This centre sits within an old school building and has seen an unprecedented number of visitors since its opening as one of Leicester's leading museums; its located right next to the area in rich King Richard’s remains were found and it caters for all ages, from small children to inquisitive adults.

One of the flagship exhibits found at the centre is one that is called ‘putting a face to Richard’, which displays how the teams working on the project reconstructed a model of Richard’s stance and facial features.


Guide Prices

Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Adult (16+ Years) £7.95
Child (5 – 15 Years) £4.75
Family (2 adults and 2 children)    £21.50
Senior Citizen, Student £7.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

How to find us

King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery
4A St. Martins,

+44 (0)300 300 0900

Opening Times

Day Times
Monday 10:00 16:00 *
Tuesday 10:00 16:00 *
Wednesday 10:00 16:00 *
Thursday 10:00 16:00 *
Friday 10:00 16:00 *
Saturday 10:00 17:00 *
Sunday Closed
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change