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King Richard III Visitor Centre

February 1st, 2017 / / 2 Comments »

King Richard III Visitor Centre; Tried & Tested

Following the recent discovery of King Richard III remains under a car park in Leicester,  you can now visit the location where the remains were found & explore the events that led up to such a significant find.  Housed within an award winning building, the King Richard III Visitor Centre opened its doors back 2014 & is proving to be a popular visitor attraction.  The visitor centre is a must for both those interested in the journey to discovery as well as avid King Richard III fans.

Top Tip; enjoy luxury accommodation, entry to King Richard III visitor centre +2 other attractions for just £149 per family!

 

entrance to the King Richard III Visitor Centre

King Richard III Visitor Centre

 

King Richard III Visitor Centre; Highlights

1. Learn about the story behind the discovery of King Richard III remains.  The multimedia interactive displays help to bring, both the story, and the people behind the discovery alive, (I have to admit to feeling quite emotional as the story moved towards discovery).

2. Extend your break with a Stay Play Explore break that offers you the chance to enjoy hotel accommodation, entry to the King Richard III visitor attractions plus 2 other attractions of your choice.  More information is available at Stay Play Explore Short Break Packages.

3. Winner of a prestigious architectural award, the visitor centre building is well worth a visit on merit alone. The awe-inspiring room that has been built around where the remains were discovered is simply breath-taking.

4. Explore the science behind the discovery and the descendants of King Richard III that helped to confirm his identity.  Good to see a range of family friendly activities planned to help bring the story alive for younger guests.

5. The visitor centre is ideally located just steps away from Leicester Cathedral so perfect for a combined visit to see where King Richard III remains are now re-interred.

Check out our tried & tested review of the Stay Play Explore Short Break that includes hotel accommodation, entry to King Richard III visitor centre +2 other attractions.

 

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Exact location of where King Richard III remains where found within the visitor centre

 

King Richard III Visitor Centre; Top Tips

1. Couples can enjoy a King Richard III themed short break that includes an overnight hotel stay, tickets to KR III centre, a visit to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre + 1 other attraction.  This combined Stay Play Explore short break package is priced at just £149 for 2 adults and offers flexibility on the choice of hotels & attractions you wish to visit.  More information available at Stay Play Explore 2 Adult Break.

2. Families may prefer the Stay Play Explore family fun package that offers hotel accommodation, a chance to become a forensic scientist at the King Richard III visitor centre + 2 other attractions of your choice.  The family fun package is priced at £149 for a family of 4, (larger families accommodated too).  More information available at Stay Play Explore Family Fun Break.

3. The re-interment of King Richard III remains has now taken place at Leicester Cathedral.  Good to see that entrance to Leicester Cathedral is to remain FREE of charge and, with the visitor centre on the door step, it is ideal for a combined trip.

4. For those interested in King Richard III, a trip to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is well worth a trip too.  More information available with our Guide to Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

5. To guarantee your preferred time slot for your visit, it is best to book tickets online.

6.  Aim for a trip to the visitor centre to take around 1.5 – 2 hours.  As it is located in the heart of the city, there is plenty to see, do & shop when planning a day out to Leicester.

7. Look out for a range of family friendly activities such as craft activities & costumed hosts aimed at younger guests.

More information available at the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

 
By Liz Walsh

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  1. Juliet Fellows says:

    Thanks for this information. We’re hoping to visit this attraction soon, and your article is really helpful!

    • Thanks Juliet:) I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the King Richard III visitor centre & I hope you do too.