The MK Museum has reason to celebrate after seeing its visitor numbers reach a new record.

Over the 12 months to Easter, more than 52,000 people either toured Milton Keynes Museum, visited with a school or community group, or came to one of its events.

It’s a special reason to celebrate for the museum, as Director Bill Griffiths explained they had exceeded their visitor targets ahead of the completing their expansion.

He said, “It’s brilliant news. When we were planning our expansion project the business consultants advised we’d reach the 50,000 mark a year after the opening of the new galleries.

“We’re still a year away from opening the first of those new galleries and we’ve already exceeded their target. It’s an incredible achievement and I certainly think it’s because of what our visitors find when they get here and then go away and tell others about.”

He also added, “This is also a chance to thank all the Museum volunteers who are such a vital part of this success, turning up whatever the weather to ensure our visitors have a good time.”