Record visitor numbers for Wellingborough Museum

Volunteers at a town museum are celebrating a record-breaking year for visitor numbers.

Wellingborough Museum had 37,000 visitors in 2013, an all-time high for the museum which opened in 2007.

Historical re-enactors John Wills and Paul Arnold at an event at Wellingborough Museum last summer

Historical re-enactors John Wills and Paul Arnold at an event at Wellingborough Museum last summer

This was more than double the 18,000 who visited the museum in its first full year.

Chairman of the trustees of the museum Robert Wharton said: “This is quite a respectable number of visitors for the museum.

“We are no longer an amateur museum in a back street, we have joined the proper museums now.

“It is very gratifying to see the figures increasing.

“It’s nice to be appreciated.

“What I really enjoy seeing is children running ahead of their parents on our pathway – that’s not the image you see at a museum usually.”

According to Trip Advisor Wellingborough Museum, at Dulley’s Baths, is also the top attraction in the town out of those currently listed on the travel website.

Mr Wharton said: “We are very proud of that.

“But we would like to see other attractions in the town on there, I am sure there’s more going on in Wellingborough.”

For more details about the museum and forthcoming events visit www.wellingboroughmuseum.co.uk.