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  • Visitors queue to see the gallery for the first time, 16 April 2011
    © Ady Kerry
At 10am on Saturday 16 April Turner Contemporary's gallery opened to the public.

It was a truly spectacular weekend...

  • Over 14,000 visitors came to see the gallery during the opening weekend
  • Over 2,000 cups of coffee were served at the gallery café
  • Our Turner Contemporary mug was a bestseller with nearly all selling out
  • Over 2000 walked through the doors of the Visitor Information Centre next door at Droit House
Watch a film of the opening ceremony here and see photos from the weekend on our photo pool at and Share your memories of the opening celebrations by adding your photos to the group pools on Flickr.

In the first six weeks of opening, Turner Contemporary has welcomed over 65,000 visitors.
Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Sun 17 Apr 2011