Ulster Museum Welcomes 500,000th Visitor
Published: 05 August 2010
The number of visitors to the award-winning Ulster Museum has topped the 500,000 mark – just nine months after re-opening.
The latest figures also show that July was the busiest month since doors opened with 67,000 visitors across the month.
Tim Cooke, Director of National Museums Northern Ireland, said, “We are delighted that the rejuvenated museum has been such a draw for people of all ages from across Northern Ireland and to visitors from around the world. There has been a great response to our exhibitions and the Discovery Zones which offer a real hands-on experience with our interactive displays.”
The success of the Ulster Museum has been already been recognised with numerous awards including the prestigious Art Fund Prize and the accolade of Best Permanent Exhibition in the UK.
News of the milestone figure was welcomed by Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland who said,
“Congratulations to the Ulster Museum on reaching the grand total of 500,000 visitors. The Ulster Museum is a wonderful venue which appeals to our overseas visitors and which very much adds to the Belfast, and indeed the island of Ireland, tourist experience. Attractions such as the Ulster Museum, with exhibits of international renown, help to give Belfast and Northern Ireland ‘stand-out’ in the very competitive international marketplace.”
Pictured above left is Ulster Museum visitor guide Jason Burke with David and Amanda Scott and their children Meaghan (7) and David (4). The Scott family from Johannesburg visited the Ulster Museum as part of their trip to Northern Ireland .
Pictured above right from left is David with his sister Meaghan and their cousins Rachael and Peter Todd from Lisburn in the Art Discovery Zone on the day that the Ulster Museum welcomed its 500,000th visitor, click images to enlarge.
The Ulster Museum has a varied and engaging programme of events over the coming months – including talks and lectures and ‘Cosmic Explorer’ and ‘Fashion Fun’ events for children. For further information visit our what's on pages.
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