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Richard III Experience

Richard III Experience


The JORVIK Group’s newest attraction invites you to step foot into the historic Monk Bar to discover The Richard III Experience.Explore the life of the last Plantagenet King as he struggled for the throne and power during his short reign. Experience his mighty moments of battle, with multimedia presentations, and displays of the authentic medieval weapons and armour used to fight his opponents during the bloody War of the Roses.

Discover the grisly facts of Richard’s rule in our Medieval camp, with gory facts provided by ‘Horrible Histories’ author Terry Deary. Located within the City Walls, and visited by Richard III himself, now you can truly follow in the footsteps of the Yorkist King!

Unfortunately, due to essential maintenance work taking place at Micklegate Bar, the top floor of the Henry VII Experience will be inaccessible from Monday 12th June 2017.

Joint experience tickets for this and Richard III at Monk Bar will be discounted by 15% for the duration of this work, however the Medieval Pass and Pastport will remain at the standard rate.

Opening details

April to October: 10am to 5pm

November to March: 10am to 4pm



See location of Richard III Experience at Monk Bar on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 605522  Lat: 53.96234 Long: -1.07935

On Foot:
Located in Monkbar in the city centre.

Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier.




  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Both the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences are located in ancient Bars of York’s city walls. Access to these venues is extremely limited and due to the historic nature of the buildings and their location, there is no wheelchair access available. The external and internal stairs within both attractions are steep and visitors with mobility needs may find them difficult to navigate. Please call 01904 615505 to discuss your access requirements. Please note: there are currently no toilet facilities at either attraction. Public toilets are located a short distance from both the Richard III and Henry VII Experiences.


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