Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

Richard III Experience at Monk Bar
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The JORVIK Group’s newest attraction invites you to step foot into the historic Monk Bar to discover The Richard III Experience.

Explore the life of the last Plantagenet King as he struggled for the throne and power during his short reign.

Experience his mighty moments of battle, with multimedia presentations, and displays of the authentic medieval weapons and armour used to fight his opponents during the bloody War of the Roses.

Discover the grisly facts of Richard’s rule in our Medieval camp, with gory facts provided by ‘Horrible Histories’ author Terry Deary. Located within the City Walls, and visited by Richard III himself, now you can truly follow in the footsteps of the Yorkist King!

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

April to October: 10am to 5pm
November to March: 10am to 4pm

Admission charges

One experience: Adult £3.50, Child (5-16) £2.00, Concessions £2.50, Family 4 £9.00, Family 5 £10.00, Under 5s FREE.

Richard III & Henry VII Experiences: Adult £5.00, Child (5-16) £3.00, Concessions £3.50, Family 4 £14.00, Family 5 £14.50, Under 5s FREE.

Medieval Pass: Adult £8.00, Child (5-16) £4.50, Concessions £6.00, Family 4 £22.75, Family 5 £23.75, Under 5s FREE.

Guided tours for groups and School visits can be booked.

Additional info

Unfortunately, due to the historic building structure, wheelchair access is limited. Please call for more information.
Please note: There are no public toilets available in the museum.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Items from the Richard III dig

Commemorating the Re-interment of Richard III

  • 14 March — 31 December 2015 *on now

A series of special installations commemorating the re-interment of the last Plantagenet King of England
Includes a new display chronicling the discovery of Richard III in Leicester and features a collection of items donated by Philippa Langley, a key figure in the excavations.

There will also be archaeological finds from the Towton Battlefield and some of the remains of Richard III’s chapel at Towton, displayed for the first time.

Special Offer:
Visit Monk Bar on Thursday 26th March, the day of Richard III’s re-interment, and receive 10% off admission on production of a Ricardian token (Boar crest, White Rose badge etc..)

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Normal Admission Prices Apply


Richard III Experience at Monk Bar
Monk Bar
North Yorkshire




01904 615505

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