Richard III Visitor Centre is the story about the King whose death led to the end of the Plantagenet Dynasty and the start of the Tudors. The ground floor of the Visitor Centre is dedicated to telling the story of the life of the King. It also incorporates the area where he was eventually found under a car park alongside the Visitor Centre building. Upstairs is the story of how his body was found and how they proved that the body found was in fact that of Richard III. A brilliant display by the University of Leicester who have been pioneers in the field of DNA explained some of the process involved.
Across the Road is Leicester Cathedral where the body of Richard III is now interred. A 1 hour guided tour around the Cathedral is included. The building started life 900 years ago and has underwent enlargement in the 13th and 15th centuries. The spire is a relatively new construction built in Victorian times just over 100 years ago.
Due to Traffic controls there is a walk of 5 -10 minutes from the point where the coach drops you off and picks up. with respect to both the Cathedral and the Visitors Centre.
Richard III Visitor Centre is fully accessible with a lift to the 1st floor.
The Cathedral is accessible. There are a couple of steps and some of the floor may not be even.
Both the Visitor Centre and Cathedral have cafes and shops, as does the Guildhall next door to the Cathedral
Subject to traffic conditions it is expected that the visit will last about 5 hours
Fares including admission and Cathedral Tour: £31.00
Depart from outside Kings Norton Railway at 09:15, Bournville (Linden Road) at 09:20, Selly Oak (Harborne Lane) at 09:30, Harborne (Lordswood Road) at 09:40, Edgbaston (Church Road) at 09:50 and City Centre (Dudley Street) at 10:00
To book this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form and we will get back to you.
*******Special offer:. Book the modern History tour to the Mechanical Arts and Design Museum on the 12th March and this tour to Richard III Visitor Centre at the same time and receive a £2 discount on each ticket.. Offer subject to availability. Cancellation of the first tour will result in cancellation of both tours and the need to re-book at the full price advertised.
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