The opening of the Turner Contempory gallery was the culmination
of 5 years hard work by Kent County Council and its
partners, to provide a first
class gallery and community building, as well as act as a
catalyst for the regeneratinon in Margate.
Kent County Council officially handed over the gallery, which
was designed by world renowned architect David
Chipperfield, to the Turner Contemporary Trust in
December 2010. Following the handover there has been an
intensive programme to improve the surrounding area and the overall
look of Margate.
Since its opening, Turner Contemporary has:
- Received over 925,000 visits
to date making it one of the most visited galleries outside the
capital. 28,000 of which had never been to an art
- Welcomed over 40,000 visitors through its
schools, family and community programmes.
- Brought £21.1 million into the local economy,
as well as supported 130 jobs in the gallery and
across the community.
Admission to Turner Contemporary is free. For more
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