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Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
+44 1904 615505
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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 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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Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ, England
+44 1904 615505
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really wanted to score this so much higher, but its just too small. It left me wanting more. What they have is excellent and a nice helpful member of staff. But as I said its to small for my choice. Its two little rooms...More

Thank Agent_Pumpkin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little museum at the top of part of the York City wall. Be prepared to climb a few flights of narrow stairs to get to it but for around a 30 minute visit is pretty good. Some activities for children as well and...More

Thank WelshPride2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small but fascinating museum is located in one of the gatehouses in the city wall which means that there are a number of very steep. Narrow winding stairs to navigate. For us the location added to the atmosphere but it would be extremely difficult...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beware of winding staircases, it was a treat to read about history, small shop, not very cheap prices in my opinion

Thank 145maggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really small museum in one of the old city gates / you need to be ok with negotiating narrow stairs etc. My daughter enjoyed this because some effort had been made to make the story of Richard III and War of Roses...More

1  Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was different from what I expected because the feature had been changed. There is detail about the Battle of Bosworth and the Yorkist family tree

Thank mikechalmers1947
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Small museum so it felt very crammed in, in an interesting building and meant the exhibit wasn’t given as much space as it should be. It focuses on the battles surrounding the war of the roses more than it focuses on Richard himself this was...More

Thank Kaywaiting
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Anyone who enjoys history will enjoy this experience. There is a video giving the history on the top floor and a well laid out range of exhibits. There is a reduction for English Heritage members and the entry also covers Henry VI at the other...More

Thank Geneal0gist
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This if a great history of Richard III if you don't plan to go to Leicester and view the large Richard III exhibit.

Thank brattm
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Richard III Experience was a VERY small attraction, a museum with two floors reached by narrow and uneven stone stairs. The displays were limited by space but nicely done. Don't miss the two tiny dungeon rooms on the corners of the first floor. I...More

Thank drwiz
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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