Titanic exhibition boost to Time and Tide Museum | Latest Norfolk and Suffolk News
PUBLISHED: 13:45 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 17 January 2018
As one of many county’s main museums celebrates an enormous hike in customer numbers the search is on for thrilling displays for its subsequent blockbuster present.
Exhibition co-ordinator Alanna Baker is aiming to put Great Yarmouth’s Time and Tide Museum on the centre of nationwide celebrations to mark 250 years of circus on this nation.
She travelled to the Univeristy of Sheffield this week to mine the National Fairground and Circus Archives for circus gold – however misplaced out in a “bidding war” with Newcastle for a pair of clown sneakers.
The present, within the upstairs gallery rooms, is deliberate for this autumn/winter into spring of 2019.
It comes as new figures present the museum had one in all its greatest years final yr, fuelled partly by the success of its Titanic Honour and Glory exhibition.
The show, devoted to the legacy of the White Star Line and the enduring ship, loved a “hugely successful” six month run lifting customer numbers by 30computer since April and bringing in an additional three,700 folks throughout July and August.
It meant admissions earnings was up 57computer total and 100computer throughout August with suggestions being “hugely positive.”
The museum had one other record-breaking yr for college visits, welcoming 10,299 younger folks final yr, the bulk participating in interactive workshops.
And its exercise days have been additionally nicely supported with 42computer extra guests on the science day, and 45computer extra on the sea monsters day.
The Titanic day trip was the most effective attended single occasion with 631 folks participating.
Ms Baker stated the museum hoped to catch the wave of pleasure generated by the Titanic exhibition and create one other memorable expertise with its circus themed winter occasion.
Although the plans have been of their early phases with the look and the texture of the exhibition but to be determined, she was collaborating with Sheffield and Newcastle to inform the circus story in addition to with the Hippodrome Circus shut to house.
“We are keen to tell both the national story tracking back to the origins of circus and looking more closely at local history,” she added.
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