An exhibition about the discovery of Richard III’s body in a Leicester car park has had to be extended due to high demand.

The exhibition, at Leicester’s Guildhall, will stay open until 2014 with details of the operation to find and then analyse the skeleton of the ‘last Plantagenet king’.

Katrina Chilver, a student at De Montfort University, said: “I thought the exhibition was fantastic and very informative.

“I thought the documentary [on Channel 4] was very interesting but it was good to see all the information physically too.

“That it all took place in Leicester, where I now live, made it appeal to me even more.”

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester working with Leicester City Council and the Richard III Society found ruins of the lost Grey Friars church in a council car park during the summer of 2012.

Within it, they found the grave of a ‘battle-scarred warrior’, later confirmed to be that of the last English King to have died in battle.

This was later detailed in a popular Channel 4 documentary presented by ‘Horrible Histories’’ Simon Farnaby.

The exhibition is free admission and is seven days a week from 11:30am to 4:30pm.

A walking trail is also available taking in historically important areas in the OldTown part of the city.

For more information visit www.leicester.info/richardIII or call 0116 253 2569.