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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 2 days ago via mobile

Really not much to this It's nice to be within the gate etc but if you have any knowledge, even minimal, about Richard 3 you won't learn anything new. Info written on boards and a few exhibits is really not enough to be classed as...More

Thank Jasmine18_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition makes excellent use of the available space in the gatehouse. Access is not easy because of the steep steps but the effort is worthwhile. Richard III only forms one aspect as the displays relate to the Wars of the Roses generally so that...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a fan of this time in history i found a visit was a must. Not for the faint hearted, as the steps are very steep. The exhibit and the information available was awesome.

Thank Krissy125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I should not complain that an exhibition located in a bar (gate) is not so accessible - this was over the top - only one way in or out on a very narrow stairway that serves both going up and down and not only...More

Thank ofra01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved most things about York. The people in the shops were friendly, and the pub food was good hearty fare.

Thank annwest21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting exhibit. Good information on the Battle at Towton. I was disappointed there was not more about Richard III - there's very little about him so I'm not sure why it's named the Richard III Experience. Very narrow stairs - have...More

Thank SharonSCalifornia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an experience!, learn about Richard III.via the film show and the collection of exhibits,I felt very humbled by the hardships that my ancestors had to endure.

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

During our 2nd break to York, in the school holidays we decided to utilise our Jorvik pastport and visit the Richard 3rd experience at Monks bar, this is definitely a place to visit if English history is your thing or your kids have this period...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Well, I did enjoy this attraction. The building is great and the things on exhibit over both floors are interesting. My only gripe was that it was hardly about Richard III at all, and more about The Battle of Towton. I walked out wondering why...More

Thank travelisbliss22
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Display boards more than anything else just a way to take money best advice just enjoy walking the wall and view this from the outside!

Thank MidLifeButNoCrisis
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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