A Controversial King

King Richard III’s story is a fascinating one, the main events in his life have been written and studied about many times before, however people writing at the time and since, have offered many differing accounts.

The King Richard III Visitor Centre presents a balance of the many different views of researchers and historians, legends and myths, fact and fiction that surround King Richard III, creating an exciting and compelling story about his life, death and discovery, of the King under the car park.

Displays provide an intellectually robust interpretation, encouraging you to immerse yourself in the turbulent medieval period and one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.

For our younger visitors and those young at heart, there are lots of things to do, like the Wars of the Roses Shield Rubbing activity, or you can go on a Boar Hunt, test your knowledge and research skills while you undertake The RIII Quest, we also have a Dressing Up Area and an Arts & Crafts Area in the White Boar Café; and exclusively at the King Richard III Visitor Centre the app based game The Rex Factor: Lost In Time.

The exhibitions include artefacts recovered from the burial site, replicas of historic pieces connected with King Richard III and displays and interactives, that tell almost everything connected to Richard III and the project to find his remains, all on the site where his body was buried for over 500 years.