King Richard III exhibition attracts thousands

The exhibition features a replica of the king's skull

About 3,000 people have visited an exhibition about the archaeological dig for Richard III's remains over its first three days.

The exhibition at Leicester's Guildhall explains the story behind the search for the king under a council car park in the city.

It also explains the scientific evidence which has identified the remains beyond reasonable doubt.

The exhibition's curator said visitors have given "very positive" feedback.

Laura Hadland, senior curator of history at Leicester Arts and Museum Services, said: "People were saying it has answered their questions.

"It was really good all round, so I was very pleased."

Verge of tears

Visitors have queued around the building for the free exhibition.

The first in the queue on Friday, Andy Morris, said he was on the verge of tears.

"This is fantastic, it is history coming alive in our own city," he said.

The next week is expected to be busy as schools in the area have half-term holidays.

The exhibition is expected to remain at the Guildhall for about a year, until a permanent visitors' centre opens.

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