Over 100,000 see Banksy show so far…
The biggest ever Banksy show, featuring over 100 of his works, taking place at the Bristol city museum is still drawing in huge numbers on a daily basis – this image was taken this morning at 11am in the pouring rain – over 500 people are queuing to get in on a Monday morning!
The museum confirmed that over 100,000 people have visited the exhibition so far – making it the most popular show in the museums history. They have now revised their estimates and expect over 350,000 to see the show by the time it closes at the end of August.
The director of the museum, Kate Brindley, said: “They’re increasing every day so we’re having queues all the way past the university building. “We’re having 5,500-per-day – I’m sure it’ll go up. We’re thinking about doing some late nights as well to help get enough people through.” Ms Brindley added the museum was having to limit the numbers of people allowed in at once. “There’s no sign that the interest is waning – it’s growing so we’ve got to ask for people’s patience because the building can take only so many. We’re having to be a bit careful about crowds. We’re getting people through as fast as possible.”
Banksy is now to donate one of the works to the museum when the exhibition closes at the end of August.
The show runs until Mon 31 August and is open daily between 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm). As you can see, it’s worth getting there early to avoid the worst of the queues!