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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

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

Thank Soobasoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank flash407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew nothing about Richard III until I stumbled across this while walking the wall around York. I loved it! I'm a history fan and love learning something new, especially about the medieval period, which is why I was vacationing in York.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited both this site and the equivalent Henry VII experience. Whilst we are totally glad we visited both, there is a wonderful chance being missed. Since there are the two "experiences" on the walls, there is a golden opportunity to engender debate that is...More

Thank honeysrascal
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The Richard III Experience at Monk Bar is well worth a visit. It is a small museum but crammed full of interesting information about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Because it's relatively small the cost of the ticket which includes entry to...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit especially with s 3 location card which lasts a year. Only problem is that it's difficult to find

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

Great museum, really interesting and was greeted by enthusiastic and extremely helpful staff who are a great source of information and who had a genuine passion for the topic and history in general, museum is small but still worth a visit, entry ticket is valid...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

An excellent exhibition which was also interactive , informative and truly an experience I would recommend

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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