The Visitor Centre is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Monday to Friday and Sunday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm
During school holidays the Visitor Centre closes at 5pm, Monday – Friday
Last admission is 90 minutes before the Visitor Centre closes.
It will take you about 90 minutes to get around the Visitor Centre but of course your visit may be longer or shorter depending on how long you have or how long you wish to spend here.
As well as the exhibition spaces the Visitor Centre also has a tranquil courtyard with seating, a café serving light refreshments and a gift shop.
It’s not essential to book tickets in advance of your visit to the Centre however, to guarantee entry on the date of your choice, we recommend you book.
Tickets purchased since the Centre re-opened on 16th January 2016 are now valid for a year and can be used to make return visits on any day the Centre is open, up to a year after the date of purchase. Complimentary, group and school visit tickets are only valid on the day and cannot be re-used. As one of the conditions of the annual ticket, you will be asked to sign your ticket on the day of purchase and may be asked to show proof of signature on subsequent visits.
If you are interested in bringing a group of 15+ people to the Visitor Centre, click here.
If you are interested in bringing a group to the Visitor Centre for an educational visit, click here.
Leicester Cathedral, where King Richard III’s remains were reinterred in March 2015, is opposite the Visitor Centre. For more information on visiting the tomb click here.