National Museum of Scotland draws half a million visitors
September 8 2011National Museum of Scotland has pulled in 500,000 visitors since opening its doors to the public six weeks ago.
Members of the public have been drawn by exhibits including a life size T-Rex cast and the world’s first colour television set.
Describing the stats as “staggering” museum director Gordon Rintoul commented: “Gordon Rintoul, director of National Museums Scotland, said: “We have also been extremely pleased with the way people have responded to the transformed museum, the feedback really has been overwhelmingly positive.
"The redeveloped National Museum of Scotland has already taken its place as a major national new cultural landmark and a hugely popular attraction for the city of Edinburgh."
Designed by Gareth Hoskins Architects with David Narro structural engineers the museum opened its doors on July 29.
It took Glasgow’s Transport Museum just over seven weeks to reach the equivalent number of visitors.
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