Richard III exhibition pulling in 800 per cent more visitors

Members of the public queuing at the entrance of Leicester's Guildhall Credit: ITV News Central

An exhibition about Richard III at Leicester's Guildhall has drawn over 15,000 visitors since it opened to the public.

'Richard III: Leicester's Search for a King,' has in two weeks attracted more than a third of the total number of visitors the Guildhall would normally get in a whole year.

The exhibition tells the story of the search and discovery of the remains of King Richard III in a grave beneath the Greyfriars car park in Leicester city centre.

On its busiest day so far, 1,461 visitors came to the exhibition.

On display is an exact model of King Richard's skull, touch-screen information panels, medieval weapons and narration from the key archaeologists and historians involved.

The temporary exhibition is the first phase of a larger planned Richard III visitor experience based in the heart of the city.

Advertisement

King Richard III remains to be buried in Leicester

The High Court has ruled that the University of Leicester does have the rights to bury King Richard III's remain in the city's cathedral.