Richard III: 15,000 visitors in two weeks at Leicester's Guildhall exhibition
An exhibition about Richard III at Leicester's Guildhall has attracted more than 15,000 visitors in two weeks.
It means Richard III: Leicester's Search for a King seen over a third of of the total annual number of visitors to the venue's for the year in just a fortnight.
The exhibition opened on February 8 – four days after University of Leicester academics confirmed the Greyfriars' remains were those of the last Plantagenet king.
The temporary exhibition, housed in the Guildhall Lane building's visitor centre, is the first phase of a larger planned Richard III visitor experience.
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City mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: "These extraordinary visitor numbers show how much the Richard III story has captured the imagination of people across Leicester and beyond. It is wonderful to see so many taking an interest in this exciting chapter of the city's history."