Richard III: Join the queue for Leicester's Guildhall exhibition
It only opened three days ago but already thousands of people from all over the world have visited a Richard III exhibition.
Between Friday, when it opened, and yesterday, the exhibition at Leicester's Guildhall had more than 4,000 visitors.
Those queuing in the freezing wet weather on Saturday morning included people from as far away as Canada and the United States.
Sally Coleman, who works for Leicester City Council's museum service, said: "They've braved sleet and snow to queue and have all been saying how much they've been looking forward to it.
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"People have said they want to be part of it and that's why they've come on the first weekend.
"There was a girl in the queue celebrating her eighth birthday and she just wanted to come here. One lady had got up early and come all the way from Kent."
Elizabeth Butler, nine, of Loughborough, said: "It's really good and the best bit is looking at the skeleton.
"I've been learning about the Tudors at school so it's interesting.
"It was really good when we found out it was him. I thought it would be."
Glenfield couple Hash and Mo Navsaria had debated whether the remains exhumed from under Greyfriars car park would be Richard.
Mo, 52, said: "I wasn't sure if it was going to be him but now it is, I think we'll get a lot of visitors to Leicester."
Hash, 56, said: "It's put the city on the map and it's fantastic.
"The exhibition is great – there's a lot of descriptive stuff and a scan of the skeleton.
"It's good because it's interactive. You get to touch things and hear things."
John and Emma Smith, of Belgrave, Leicester, were there with their children Alfie, Brandon and Talia.
Emma, 33, said: "I thought it would be really interesting to come and see all the things on display. I'm really getting into it all.
"I'd never been inside the Guildhall or the cathedral, so it's really great."
John, 40, said: "It makes you feel proud and the idea that he's been buried there hundreds of years is amazing."
Pete and Anne Gill, both 55, of Countesthorpe, had a 20-minute wait in the drizzle.
Pete said: "We've been following it all closely and it's an amazing find and so great for the city.
"It's something we can all be proud of and it's going to get bigger and bigger."
Anne said: "We travel abroad quite a bit and when we tell people we're from Leicester they've never heard of it. Now people are going to know because it's where Richard III's skeleton was found."
The exhibition is due to be on for about a year, until a permanent display opens at the former Leicester Grammar School, next to the dig site.
The opening is being planned to coincide with the re-interment of the remains, at Leicester Cathedral.
The exhibition is open today until Friday, from 10am until 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5.30pm.