04 January 2013
Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum has welcomed its ten millionth visitor since re-opening in 2006 following an extensive refurbishment. ...
Glasgow's Kelvingrove Museum has welcomed its ten millionth visitor since re-opening in 2006 following an extensive refurbishment. The free-to-enter museum, which opened in 1901 with proceeds from the 1888 International Exhibition at Kelvingrove Park, is the most popular free attraction in Scotland.
The 10 millionth visitor entered the museum at the end of December, for a Christmas concert. Gordon Matheson, leader at Glasgow City Council, said: 'Kelvingrove remains the jewel in Glasgow's cultural crown even as that reputation continues to grow and spread.
'Visitors come from all over to see Glasgow's treasures and are often stunned by the quality of the collection, the innovative ways they are displayed and that it remains free for all to enjoy.'
The museum's £35 million refurbishment allows more than eight thousand items to be displayed, along with space for exhibitions, which have included the Glasgow Boys, Doctor Who and Egypt.
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