September 9, 2013 3.27 pm This story is over 99 months old

Lincoln museum hits visitor record

Visitor record: Changes within a city museum helped it get more summer visitors than ever before.

A Lincolnshire heritage museum in Lincoln hit an all-time high for visitors over the summer.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life managed to attract more visitors than ever before this August, with a 50% increase on the year before.

Over 11,000 people visited the museum in August. Before that, the highest record was 8,000 visitors in 2010.

Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member for Heritage and Culture, said: “Thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s Renaissance Programme, we’ve been able to make a number of significant improvements to the museum in recent months, and clearly this hard work has paid off.

“Our new heritage-themed play area for young visitors has proved extremely popular over the summer, almost doubling the number of children coming through the gates.

“We’ve also started offering behind-the-scenes store tours, and have a new and improved reception and gift shop.

“Further Arts Council-funded improvements are also in the pipeline, which will help us bring Lincolnshire history to life like never before.

“This is an ideal time for people to make their first visit or rediscover all the museum has to offer.”

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