By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 29 Dec 2009
The day after Boxing day was a huge one for the Museum...
A visitor exploring the Dangerous Australians interactive
Photographer: Carl Bento © Australian Museum
No wonder it felt crowded here yesterday - the Museum had one of its busiest days we can remember. People are clearly looking for things to do in the post-Christmas break - and I suspect the rain yesterday meant they were looking especially for indoor things. So we had four and a half thousand people through the museum (before we stopped chaging for tickets at 4.30). Apart from our biennial Open Days, this is the busiest day for at least the last three years.
If you were in yesterday, do comment here on how that felt from a visitor perspective! Wandering aroud with my three-year-old daughter, it felt OK - not unpleasantly crowded. But then, I know my way around, so I'm aware it's easier for me. And we did skip the Dinosaurs gallery (she'll forgive me sometime next week I suspect)...
Nice to see plenty of people enjoying Wildlife Photographer of the Year too. Experiencing it as a visitor, it was good to see it in the new configuration - with the new Photo Studio in place, and the photos and stories in the main collection all well-lit and spaced out so they're easier to see.