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.

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Explore the 2000 years of York's history up close!

From Richard to Henry – An Historical Walking Tour of York

  • 26 August 2016 10-11am
  • 2 September 2016 10-11am

A wise monarch once said: “The history of York is the history of England.”
Join us for a walking tour along the ancient city walls of York and discover just how true this is. Taking in Roman foundations, Viking borders and Civil War defences right through to Georgian destruction and Victorian promenades.

Walk lasts approx 1 hour, be prepared to walk long distances and up steps as you follow York’s fascinating history. Be advised that the majority of the walk takes place outdoors, so please dress accordingly for the weather.

Pre-Booking advised


Adult £4.50, Conc. £3.50


Richard III Experience at Monk Bar
Monk Bar
North Yorkshire




01904 615505

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