7 June 2013 by Lucy
The Museum of Liverpool hasn’t even been open two years yet, and it’s already had two million visitors flocking through its doors!
When it first opened its doors in July 2011, we expected about 750,000 people to visit in the first year, but we managed to hit a million in the first 9 months. Now the Museum’s reached its next milestone figure, and we couldn’t be happier.
The Museum is now the most visited in the country outside of London and has won accolades at home and abroad.
Most recently, more than 23,000 people descended on the Museum over the course of the May Bank Holiday weekend, which kick-started Liverpool’s On the Waterfront programme of events with the 70th anniversary commemoriations of The Battle of the Atlantic.
Here’s what the Director of the Museum of Liverpool, Janet Dugdale, had to say about reaching the two million-mark: “To have reached two million visitors in a relatively short period of time is amazing. For a city with a population of fewer than 500,000 people, this is incredible.”
And Director of National Museums Liverpool, Dr David Fleming said: “The visitor figures are astonishing and it’s clear that people are not just visiting once, they are returning time and time again. There is an appetite for culture and social history in this city. The challenge for us is to keep offering new and exciting things during a time of funding cuts.”
If you’ve not been to the Museum of Liverpool yet, then come along and enjoy what two million other people have also experienced down at the waterfront. We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new.
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