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Richard III Festival comes to Gloucester

By nwilder  |  Posted: March 17, 2014

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The hugely anticipated Richard III Festival is kicking off in Gloucester this week.

A lucky one hundred people will get a sneak peek at what can be expected during the festival at a special preview evening tomorrow (Tuesday March 18th) from 6pm-8pm at the City Museum.

The twelve day exhibition features an exciting programme of events, including a variety of talks given by internationally-renowned speakers as well as featuring the reconstructed head of Richard III and other fascinating artefacts.

Visitors can visit the exhibition seven days a week between Wednesday 19th March and Sunday 30th March. During the festival the museum will be open from 10am-8pm Monday to Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sundays.

Councillor Paul James, Leader of Gloucester City Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Culture said:  "Interest in the exhibition has been extremely positive and more than 700 tickets have already been pre-booked.

"There is a huge amount of public curiosity about Richard III at the moment and I'm sure this will be reflected in attendances at these events. I hope the festival will attract those who regularly visit the museums, but also entice in those who haven't visited before.  I would like to thank City Council Museum and Tourism staff, Marketing Gloucester, Councillors Chris Chatterton and Seb Field and Richard Graham MP, who have all played a crucial role in making this event happen."

Each event costs £7 (£6 concessions). However, for those wanting to attend both events a combined ticket is on offer at £12 (£10 concessions).A limited number of tickets will be available each day from the museum reception.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.gloucester.gov.uk/museums or by telephoning 01452 503050

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