Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, York

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#14 of 26 in Museums in York
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  • A small museum but the ticket is also valid for the Henry VII experience so £5 for 2 experiences is pretty good. There are also other ticket options that work out at great value! The exhibits & storyb...  more »
  • We were very disappointed to find that there are only a few information boards around the rooms, replicas of items (not many), a video in the top room lasting 30 mins, and a video about the finding of...  more »
  • I found visting this a bit depressing it really did seem to concentrate on the more grizzly parts of richard reign . OK there were a lot of people killed on both sides but it really seems that these b...  more »
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  • Be warned this attraction is not easy to access. It is located in the Monk Bar gatehouse. Once you climb the stairs you can choose to turn left and walk the city walls for free, or turn right to enter the museum. The museum details the life of the last king of the Plantagenet dynasty. My favourite part was the description of the Battle of Towton, the bloodiest battle in English history that is tragically, barely remembered.
  • This was a mediocre experience for two exhibits, Richard III and Henry VII. The staff were genuinely helpful and cheery. The venues were cramped and sparsely done. I suggest it would be better to move the exhibition to a larger venue and perhaps attempt to retire the gatehouses to a semblance what they looked like during the reigns of the Richard III and Henry VII. Perhaps actors dressed in period costumes could guide adults (no children under age 12) on a short tour. £4.95 per adult for both exhibits.
  • I am a big fan if Richard III so I wasn't disappointed. Going to the top of Monk Bar to see the exhibit was worth the £3.50 but others may find it underwhelming. Plenty to read and a few videos to watch. Good skeleton on exhibit and you can try on helmets if you are so inclined.
  • If you like history, it's for you! Every corner has it's own history. On the 3rd floor you'll find your knight in shining armor, ladies, but he's a hard guy to get.
  • Not bad for a quick visit but feel more could be done there.

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