Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

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Coordinates: 53°57′46″N 1°04′42″W / 53.96278°N 1.078471°W / 53.96278; -1.078471

Monk Bar
location within York

The Richard III Experience at Monk Bar (formerly known as the Richard III Museum), is located in the tallest of the four gatehouses, Monk Bar, in the historical city walls of York, England. It describes the life of Richard III, the last king of the Plantagenet dynasty.

The museum explores his early life, and the battles that raged between the houses of Lancaster and York during the Wars of the Roses. It describes his reign and his death at the Battle of Bosworth. There are arms and armour from his reign, and multimedia presentations about the key battles of the Wars of the Roses.

In 2014 the Jorvik Group, (which includes the Jorvik Viking Centre), took over the space within Monk Bar that housed the Richard III Museum, and created "The Richard III Experience at Monk Bar". They also replaced the contents of the Micklegate Bar Museum and created "The Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar".[1]


  1. ^ "New Visitor Experiences planned for York's Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar". Jorvik Group Press Release. 24 February 2014. 

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