Only 3 months after opening Turner Contemporary passed its 12 month target of 156,000 visits. The 156,000th visitor, Edoardo Pacchett from Monza, Italy was congratulated and presented with a bottle of Kentish sparkling wine by Director Victoria Pomery.
Ms Pomery said, “It is fantastic to have hit our visitor target so early in the year. Research shows that we are meeting our aim to attract a wide range of local, regional, national and international visitors. We also know that we are appealing to new audiences, with 5% of our visitors never having been to an art gallery before.”
Research undertaken on behalf of the gallery shows that 48% of visitors to the gallery are from the local area of Thanet, with 27% from the South East, 10% from London with the remainder from the rest of the UK and overseas.