The Holburne Museum has had the busiest month in its history since it reopened its doors on 14 May this year with over 20 thousand visitors in its first month.
Director of the Holburne, Alexander Sturgis, has been delighted that the time and money invested in the Holburne’s transformation with the new extension at the rear has been so successful and so quickly recognised by the public.
He said: ‘Visitor numbers have exceeded all our expectations and we have already had as many people through our doors since we re-opened as we had in the whole year before we closed. Even more importantly they seem to like what they find and the response to the new building, the new displays and our wonderful Peter Blake exhibition has been overwhelmingly positive from public and press alike.’
During the three year closure, the Holburne was able to completely restore its existing building and construct its new extension, designed by Eric Parry. The project allowed the Museum to create new exhibition galleries, exciting new displays and show 60% more of its collection than previously.