Increase in visitors at Hull's museums during half-term

Hull City Council says there has been an precedented number of visitors to its museums and the Ferens Art Gallery during the half-term holidays.

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Record figures for Hull museums

Hull Maritime Museum welcomed record visitors Credit: Press Association

Hull City Council says it has had record visitors to its musuems this half-term.

The Maritime Museum welcomed a record 1019 visitors through their doors on Monday alone.

Streetlife Museum recorded an increase in visitors, up 52% compared with the first day of last year's February half term holiday,

Officials believe being named City of Culture for 2017 has encouraged more people to visit the city.

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