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Discover how Richard III became king

Discover how Richard III became king


4A St Martins,


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 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.

The Centre stands on the site of the medieval friary of the Grey Friars where the king’s remains were buried over 500 years ago. Visitors are able to see the original site of King Richard’s burial, preserved now 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.

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

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Wheelchair loan available - must be pre-booked.

Opening details

Monday to Friday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm

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


Adults £8.95, children (3 - 15 years) £4.75, concessions £8, family ticket (2+2) £21.50

From November 1st until 23rd December, Leicestershire and Rutland residents can buy two tickets for £10.00. All you have to do is bring along a utilities or Council Tax bill with your Leicestershire address on it. Both tickets are valid for twelve months.

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

The Visitor Centre is in Old Town, right in the heart of the city centre, adjacent to Leicester Cathedral.


  • 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
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Wheelchair loan available - must be pre-booked.