Riverside Museum passes half million visitor mark
August 15 2011
The figure, not far off Glasgow’s city population, has been reached in short order with an average of around 10,000 people a day traipsing around the cavernous lime green interior.
Some 3,000 exhibits and 150 interactive displays are housed within and there is promise of continual rotation of displays to tempt the punters back for repeat visits.
Glasgow City Council view the healthy figures as justification for their decision to locate the showpiece attraction to what many considered to be a less favourable location than the existing Kelvin Hall.
Under this previous incarnatrion the attraction typically welcomed around 7,000 visitors on an average weekend, although this rose to 10,000 during the museums twilight months as Glaswegians flocked for a final nostalgic gander prior to the doors being locked for good.
Built by Zaha Hadid Architects and engineers Buro Happold the museum first opened its doors on June 21st.
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