Museum visits increase
Stewartry Museum has welcomed nearly 1,000 extra visitors through its doors over the last 12 months.
And that number could rise further after a“very popular” dinosaur exhibition during the summer.
The figures were presented to members of Stewartry area committee recently in the end of year report on the communities business plan.
It shows that between April, 2017, and March this year there were 12,214 visitors.That compares favourably with 11,316 visitors for the previous year.
Directorate business manager, Serena Dunlop, said the museum was able to use a grant of £4,000 fromTesco’s Bags for Life sponsorship campaign towards a dinosaur exhibition which is set to visit museums around the region over the next few years.
She added:“During the summer of 2018 this exhibition and associated children’s events was very popular with residents and visitors.”
While it was good news at the museum in Kirkcudbright, it wasn’t quite so positive at Castle Douglas Art Gallery.Visitor numbers there have dropped from 7,177 to 6,601.
There were 19,176 visitors to theTolbooth Art Centre in Kirkcudbright – a slight rise on the previous year.That led to a total of 37,992 visitors to the three attractions.