This August, hear from Philippa Langley, one of the key figures in the rediscovery of Richard III, and explore the history of the people and places related to the last Plantagenet King, exclusively at JORVIK Medieval Festival.

Discover Richard

Monk Bar, the home of the Richard III Experience, is hosting a series of special installations  commemorating the re-interment of the last Plantagenet King of England in 2015.

Explore His Rediscovery

Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, ruled for two years from 1483 to 1485. His short reign was marked by controversy, rebellion and challenges to his throne which led to his death at the Battle of Bosworth aged 33 years of age.

Explore the history

Discover 3 great attractions for 1 great price with our new Medieval Pass. Explore our hidden gem of Barley Hall and experience the impact two rival Kings had on York, all with 12 months free admission.

Explore Medieval York

The first Tudor King of England ruled for twenty-four years after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. His early reign was made unstable by rebellion & pretenders to the throne but he established one of the most celebrated royal dynasties.

Explore the history

A new exhibition at our sister attraction, Barley Hall, exploring the archaeology, first-hand accounts of life in the city, and the effects that this Tudor monarch had on life in York during his thirty eight year reign.

Visit Today

From celebrations of Magna Carta and Agincourt, to special talks on the legacy of the re-interment of Richard III and all manner of Medieval Merriment for all the family, we have you covered this summer.

Discover the Middle-Ages

Discover the medieval history of York through our calendar of special events and lectures

Experience our events

The walls that surround York are some of the finest and most complete in England. They extend for 2.5 miles and still retain all four of their impressive gateways into the city, called bars, two of which act as homes to the Richard III & Henry VII Experiences.

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