Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Olympics Stopped Us Winning Visitor Gold, Say MOSI Bosses ; Numbers Drop off over the Summer People's History Museum in Boyle Boost

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Olympics Stopped Us Winning Visitor Gold, Say MOSI Bosses ; Numbers Drop off over the Summer People's History Museum in Boyle Boost

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Salford Quays, said visitor numbers were up3 per cent this year, but it also saw a slump in visitors with 30,417 compared to 34,329 in 2011.

Salford Quays, said visitor numbers were up3 per cent this year, but it also saw a slump in visitors during July - with 30,417 compared to 34,329 in 2011.

Visitor numbers recovered in up to 38,036 from 37,435 the previous year.

Visitor numbers recovered in August - up to 38,036 from 37,435 the previous year.

The People's History Museum reported a good summer, saying Bury- born Oscar winner Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony - which drew heavily on themes featured in the museum - had given it a boost.

The People's History Museum reported a good summer, saying Bury- born Oscar winner Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony - which drew heavily on themes featured in the museum - had given it a boost.

COMPETITION MOSI bosses said the success of Olympics stars, such as Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins, left, had affected visitor numbers » COMPETITION MOSI bosses said the success of Olympics stars, such as Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins, left, had affected visitor numbers » ASLUMP in visitors to one of Manchester's top museums is being blamed on the Olympics.

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) has had almost 100,000 fewer visitors in the last five months than during the same period in 2011.

The problem was worst during July and August - traditionally good months for museums as parents look to attractions to fill the summer holidays.

The drop-off coincided with the Olympics, which ran from July 27- August 12. MOSI, off Deansgate, had 68,000 visitors in July and 91,000 in August compared to 89,584 and 117,783 the previous year.

A spokeswoman said: "Anecdotally, the Olympics appear to have had a negative effect this year on many visitor attractions as people have stayed at home to watch TV coverage." She added that the previous year's figures had been inflated because of a special exhibition on Harley Davidson motorbikes - and because a major refurbishment programme had just been completed. …

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