27 May 2014 by Laura
We love it when visitors vote with their feet and the exhibition ‘Turner: travels, light and landscape‘ is such a case. With just under a week before it closes we have had almost 10,000 visitors more than predicted!
Around 50,000 people have already flocked to catch exquisite works by one of Britain’s most popular artists. Reaching a daily average of around 500 visitors, the exhibition contributed to the gallery achieving its busiest ever March this year, when it had more than 23,000 people through the door.
Our Director of Art Galleries, Sandra Penketh said:
We are thrilled by the success of ‘Turner: travels, light and landscape’. This exhibition has been on during an important moment in Lady Lever’s history, as we celebrated the centenary of its foundation stone (25 March) but also look towards an exciting future.
This month we put our final submission to Heritage Lottery Fund for a major £2.8m improvement to the South End rooms. The runaway success of this exhibition is a strong recommendation that we’re leading the gallery in the right direction and giving our visitors what they want.
‘Turner: travels, light and landscape’ comprises some 30 watercolours, paintings and prints, the exhibition is drawn from National Museums Liverpool’s own Turner collection, one of the most outstanding in the country.
The exhibition continues at the Lady Lever until 1 June.
Find out how you can support the redevelopment of the South End galleries here.
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