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Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, York
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This has added a few things since I last saw it. It has a real skeleton from Towton on display, which is rather poignant, and a video of clips from the dig when they found Richard. There is a great ha... read more »
It's certainly worth a visit if you want to add to your York experience but wouldn't go out my way to visit just this experience. I would say that it will only take 30 mins of your time as there is no... read more »
This small museum is housed in one of the four gatehouses of the York city Walls - with the actual museum consisting of three floors above a stone arch that spans what would have been one of the major... read more »
Not a great deal to see, but reasonable value if paired with visit to Henry VII Experience. Walk along the walls to the other gate house has great views of the Minster.
This museum concentrates on the background and life of King Richard III, contains some unique items including a skeleton recovered from near the battle of Towton. On display are a number of pieces from the Towton battlefield including a very rare piece of an exploded gun barrel. A combined ticket with the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar makes this definitely worth visiting combined with the (free) wall walk which will take you around half the city and provide you with good views of the cathedral. There are a number of scale models displaying the equipment and liveries of the main characters involved in the Battle of Bosworth and smaller scale models that with a good impression of several battles of the period.
Great museum, multiple on one ticket
Wasn't the greatest experience, out of all the other things to do and see in York if I am honest, was a slight disappointment! The entrance is very narrow, with steep stairs, so awkward for those who have accessibility needs or those with young children and prams (like us!!). However, there were some lovely activities for the children (large floor jigsaw, little hut with horrible histories information/video) which were also interesting. Not sure it is worth a 2nd visit.
Ok,small museum but quite interesting
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