Richard III: Guildhall exhibition - follow king from his birth to discovery
Packed into a corner of the historic Guildhall – metres from where the king lay for more than 500 years – Richard III: Leicester's Search for a King opened today.
The exhibition will enable people to come face-to-face with an exact replica of Richard III's skull and have an interactive tour of his skeleton.
To a background of Medieval music, the story of the monarch's life, death and the unearthing of his remains is told by some of the experts involved in the project.
It starts with a section about Richard III's story; his life, the War of the Roses and his reputation he left behind, as told by Professor Norman Housley.
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Archaeology takes over next, with boards focusing on dig.
Attention then moves to bio-archeologist Dr Jo Appleby, who excavated the bones and analysed them.
In the final part of the exhibition, scientist Dr Turi King tells visitors about her analysis of the bones.
The exhibition is temporary, but is expected to be open for about a year.
A permanent display will open at the former Leicester Grammar School, next to the dig site, to coincide with the re-interment at Leicester Cathedral early next year.
"We will have 10 times as much space as we do here," said mayor Sir Peter Soulsby.
"What we have here is a bit of a teaser."
The exhibition is open today, from 10am to 5pm; tomorrow and Sunday, 9am to 5.30pm; Monday to next Friday 10am to 5pm; February 16 and 17, 9am to 5.30pm.