More than one million people have now visited the Museum of Liverpool since it opened in the summer of last year.
When the museum first opened in July 2011, the opening week alone attracted almost 80,000 people. And now one million people have visited the venue in under a year, including Her Majesty The Queen in December 2011.
Commenting on reaching the landmark figure, David Fleming, Director of National Museums Liverpool, said: "The response has been tremendous, not only from Merseysiders but from visitors to the city from all over the globe.
"The people who live in and around Liverpool have always known it‘s a very special city, and now the Museum of Liverpool is the must-visit place to discover and celebrate the city’s history and culture.
"A lot of local people want to show off the museum to visitors to the city."
Phil Redmond, Chairman of National Museums Liverpool, added: "I think the Museum of Liverpool is simply the best city museum in the world, and Merseysiders can be very proud of what we have all created".
Meanwhile, Director of the Museum of Liverpool Janet Dugdale said: "One million people is hard to picture, but to put it into perspective, that’s 90,000 Liverpool and Chelsea fans going to Wembley for 11 FA Cup Finals!
"We could fill Anfield 22 times and Goodison Park 25 times with the number of people we’ve had through our doors and that’s a massive achievement.
"It’s an emotional place, and the level of visitors just goes to show that the museum has a real resonance with people."
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