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Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

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Address: Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 615505
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Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England ruled for two years from...

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 out about his early life as his brother, Edward IV struggled for the throne of England with Henry VI; see arms and armour from his reign and enjoy multimedia presentations about the key battles of the Wars of the Roses.

Children can get involved in our special medieval camp featuring the gruesome bits Richard's history provided by 'Horrible Histories' author, Terry Deary.

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Much the same as other reviews. Narrow and steep stairs. Content is interesting, but not time consuming. Ask for a ticket just to see this museum, as its partner one at Micklegate... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much the same as other reviews. Narrow and steep stairs. Content is interesting, but not time consuming. Ask for a ticket just to see this museum, as its partner one at Micklegate will take most tourists an hour return walk out of your way from key centre attractions. They don't advertise the price for just visiting this one, so you... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

M and I rushed round here with some family almost a year ago and decided after 'we must go back and read everything properly'. So this week we did, and visited both the Richard III Museum at Monk Bar and the Henry VII Museum at Micklegate Bar. We bought the 'Medieval Pass' for £8 each, which has entry to both... More 

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is one for the physically able as very steep stairs to each level as well as confined moving space can be a problem but the small museum is worth a visit indeed, some very interesting things to see inside about Richard the third and the whole mystery of the Princes in the tower, used to be quite different... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Not the most exciting attraction and I admit I stopped in as a joke but was pleasantly surprised at how well down it was in the small space (your £5 entrance is also good for the Henry VII exhibition elsewhere along the city walls).

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Thank Carl C
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This has added a few things since I last saw it. It has a real skeleton from Towton on display, which is rather poignant, and a video of clips from the dig when they found Richard. There is a great half hour documentary about the battle of Towton, but it is not, strictly speaking,relevant to Richard as he didn't fight... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's certainly worth a visit if you want to add to your York experience but wouldn't go out my way to visit just this experience. I would say that it will only take 30 mins of your time as there is not much to see rather than lots of boards to read. I wouldn't go again unless taking someone new... More 

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Driffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This small museum is housed in one of the four gatehouses of the York city Walls - with the actual museum consisting of three floors above a stone arch that spans what would have been one of the major entrances into the medieval city of York. Therefore the first thing to note is that access is up a steep and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Visited here during a weekend on Richard III in the North. It was a very interesting museum although not large and as there were several of us was a bit cramped. Also involved quite a few stairs. Good bookshop and special offers on lunch at nearby pub

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had visited the fore-runner many times. This one is slicker and very informative but has lost a little of the quirkiness and passion of the late proprietor. We bought a ticket that covered this and two other medieval experiences. It was well worth a visit but was trying a bit too hard to be "uncommitted" (as was true of... More 

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Small museum but some interesting exhibits. Gives visitors a good insight into the Wars of the Roses. Even if your well versed in the history you'll still find something new to learn. Some activities for kids. Stairs are steep

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