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Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

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Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England ruled for two years from 1483 to 1485. His short reign was marked by controversy, rebellion and challenges to his throne which led to his death at the Battle of Bosworth aged 33 years of age. Find...more
Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to both these experiences.Richard the third had fantastic displays and videos to watch. Henry the seventh had costumes to dress up in. Both were very enjoyable and well worth a visit. Get the £20 pass and you also get entry to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed when we visited this 'attraction'. There was a suit of armour and a video worth watching but very little else. York itself, teeming with history, appears to make little of it's controversial king. Which makes me wonder why there was so much...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is a must for anyone interested in Richard III/Yorkist history. It's very small, but I enjoyed how it was located inside one of York's historic gates. The video about the battle of Towton was especially interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Pre-booked Knight School online and were delighted to discover that our daughters had an individual session with brilliant instructor. They learnt all about different ways of knightly fighting and their dad got to wield a mighty sword, so everyone was happy! Would thoroughly recommend visiting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Richard III museum during our recent visit to York. Although small it was very interesting and well done. Being part of the actual “gate” on the wall made it even better !!!! The young lady at the desk was very helpful. At...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The museum itself is fine. But the bloke on the till old man beard ect was very rude! (13/10/2018 at about 1030/1100am) we asked 2 adults for admission and still just glared at us I then said do we need to pay? He said well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Access to this tiny museum was challenging and the information wasn't as clear as it could be. The film is long for such a small space (not much room to sit) and our kids got fed up whilst we tried to watch. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this as we were walking the wall. With our trusty York pass, we entered this tiny but informative attraction. Climbing tiny, narrow stone stairs helped create a sense of interest as we learned about Richard III. The weapons and armor were interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

We went and I found it very interesting. It spent time on the Richard III and the Princes story. There is a 30 minute video that is worth watching. It is probably a good idea to read a little before you go or you might...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The Richard III museum is great place to go and learn about the history of Richard III. It explains who Richard III was and what did during his two year reign as king. It explains about the history of both the houses of York and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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12 September 2016|
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Response from JORVIKVikingCentre | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Each Bar Wall Experience can take around 35-45mins to explore. We have the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar and the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, both which are included in your... More