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Sep 01 2015 News >> Latest News


Bearing in mind the good weather visitors numbers at Discovery over the summer holidays were high. This was in large part due the wide range of family events and activities that were put on over the school holidays. Two events in particular drew big audiences. The Fireman Sam and Titan the Robot had people queuing outside the building. The Titan the Robot event attended by around 5500 people was the highest number ever for a single day at Discovery.

Whilst these events are not directly linked to the collections they do bring in visitors. Many are coming to the Discovery for the first time. Hopefully these families then return to the museum many times as their children get older.

The high numbers of visitors also meant that sales at the shop and café were good adding much needed revenue to our account.

The Great North Greats exhibition opened in the middle of August. The exhibition celebrates the millionth finisher in the great North Run and also showcases the work of a wide range of people who have made the North “Great”. These include the Parsons (father and daughter) and Joseph Swan plus current leading lights such as Linda Conlan from the Centre for Life. The exhibition runs until mid October.

Carolyn Ball, Discovery Museum Manager

Last changed: Dec 24 2015



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