Planning your visit
Our educational visits are available all year round, however we encourage groups to book as early as possible to ensure you visit on the day of your choice.
Download our Teachers Information Pack to help you plan your visit.
£4.00 per pupil, up to the age of 15
KS1 groups: 1 adult free with every 6 pupils
KS2 groups: 1 adult free with every 8 pupils
KS3 groups: 1 adult free with every 10 pupils
Higher Education Visits – £7.00 per person
Bookings can be made by email or telephone on 0116 229 4132
You can also download and complete our Schools Booking Form and return it via email or by post to:
King Richard III Visitor Centre
4A St Martin’s
Once you have a provisional or confirmed booking with us, you can book a free familiarisation visit. This is free for the teachers who will be leading your group on the day of your visit. We recommend you download and read our school visit information to make sure you get the most out of your visit.
Payment can be made by cheque, credit or debit card in advance of your visit, or on the day. We can invoice UK organisations after your visit.
On arrival you will need to confirm the total amount of pupils and accompanying adults in the group. If you are being invoiced after your visit, these are the numbers which we will use to raise the invoice. If you are paying on arrival, please ensure that you allow an extra five minutes for the process of payment.
If you haven’t already made lunch arrangements, the Visitor Centre does have a room which can be booked by schools. However this space is in high demand, so we recommend that you check availability with us as soon as possible. Alternatively, the Cathedral Gardens are immediately opposite the Visitor Centre and are free to use for picnics.
Our exhibition relies on quite a lot of audio and visual elements in telling the story of King Richard III, not all of which might be suitable for some visitors with audio/visual impairments, epilepsy or other special needs. If you are unsure whether the centre would be suitable for your group, please do contact us to discuss your group’s needs, or to arrange a pre-visit.