Your Visit

The King Richard III Visitor Centre is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day and for twelve days in January for annual maintenance.

Monday to Friday and Sundays: 10am – 4pm
Saturdays & Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm

Annual Pass prices if booked in advance:
Adult (16+ Years) £10.00
Child (5 – 15 Years) £5.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £25.00
Over 60, Student £9.00

Annual Pass prices on the day:
Adult (16+ Years) £11.50
Child (5 – 15 Years) £5.75
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £29.00
Over 60, Student £10.00

Day Tickets are Available for:

Blue Light Card & Defence Discount Card Holders £9.00 if booked in advance
Blue Light Card & Defence Discount Card Holders £10.00 on the day
Richard III Society Members – See your membership for details

Children aged 4 and under and official carers are admitted free of charge. Tickets can only be obtained for them on arrival at the Visitor Centre.

Children aged 4 and under and carers are admitted free of charge. Tickets can only be obtained for them on arrival at the King Richard III Visitor Centre.

Please note that unless otherwise stated, anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and up to four under 16s can be looked after by one adult.

Prices are subject to change.

On average our visitors spend two hours at the King Richard III Visitor Centre. Last admission is 90 minutes before the Visitor Centre closes.

Our award-winning White Boar Café is fully air-conditioned or you can enjoy our hospitality alfresco in one of the loveliest courtyards in the city, open all year, weather dependent, surrounded by the history and horticulture of the Grey Friars and the Victorian grandeur of Alderman Newton’s Grammar School building. The White Boar Café opens for 11am every day and stops serving approximately half an hour before the Visitor Centre closes.

The gift shop stocks a range of King Richard III and Leicester related books, gifts and souvenirs to suit all budgets. It is possible to visit the shop without paying for admission.

Full priced tickets are valid for a year from purchase 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, discounted and school visit tickets are only valid on the day of first use and cannot be re-used but it is possible to upgrade your ticket on the day.

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.

Group visits
If you are interested in bringing a group of 15+ people to the King Richard III Visitor Centre, click here.

Educational visits
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 King Richard III Visitor Centre.