Heritage exhibition attracts 16,000
A NEW heritage attraction in Stamford has attracted more than 16,000 visitors in the first three months after it opened.
The Discover Stamford exhibition at the town’s library has proved hugely popular since it opened in January, as people visited to view objects, stories and images of the town’s past.
Particularly popular has been the “Notes on Stamford” resource, where visitors can share their favourite places in the historic town, inspiring other people to explore the area.
Such has been the success of the exhibition, it has been nominated for a Lincolnshire Heritage Award.
Cllr Eddy Poll, executive member for cultural services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Discover Stamford has proved spectacularly popular in its first few months, and with the tourist season just around the corner, we’re expecting visitor figures to grow and grow. The feedback from locals has been fantastic and even people who have lived here for years have learned about new sides to Stamford’s story.”