Richard III: Blue Badge guided walks around the city have sold out until March
Blue Badge guided walks around the city have sold out until March with hundreds of people eager to learn more about Richard III.
The Guildhall laid on another weekend of events as Plantagenet fever continues to grow since the University of Leicester announced remains found in a city car park were those of the king.
Queues stretched around the block on Saturday with families waiting to visit the exhibition on the king and the discovery of his body, and take part in activities laid on by staff.
Andy Simpson, project leader for the learning department at Leicester Museums, said: "It's been so busy. I've been in the job for about seven years and I've never seen it like this.
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"I've been speaking to people who have lived in Leicester 60 or 70 years and they said it was the first time they'd been to the Guildhall.
"The Richard III discovery has really had a massive effect on our visitor numbers." About 60 youngsters got crafty and created medieval pennants and crowns, while guided tours of the city had to turn people away because they were full.
There are no more spaces available on these walks until next month.
The walks take people to a number of the sites associated with Richard III including the Bow Bridge, the Newarke, the site of the Blue Boar Inn, the Greyfriars site and the grave in New Street.
Full details of the Richard III story and related events are available at: