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Exhibitions

Visitor Numbers

 

2019 Exhibitions


27 June - 15 September 2019

TBC

7 March - 27 May 2019

65,373

21 February 2019 - 19 May 2019

34,236

 

2018 Exhibitions


22 November 2018 - 3 February 2019

36,221

18 October 2018 - 27 January 2019

40,427

28 June 2018  - 21 October 2018

82,525 

14 June 2018  - 23 September 2018

275,295

15 March 2018 - 28 May 2018

14,901

1 March 2018 - 20 May 2018

31,055

 

2017 Exhibitions


26 October 2017 - 11 February 2018

136,426

16 November 2017 -  8 February 2018

 41,823

13 July - 22 October 2017

38,962

22 June - 24 September 2017

234,604

23 March - 18 June 2017

35,062

 

2016 Exhibitions


17 November - 26 February 2017

45,827

6 October - 5 February 2017

136,192

21 July - 23 October 2016

56,661

23 June - 4 September 2016

187,347

11 February - 22 May 2016

152,290

17 March 2015 - 27 June 2016

68,181

 

2015 Exhibitions


12 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

53,821

15 October 2015 - 10 January 2016

48,317

2 July - 18 October 2015

126,687

18 June - 20 September 2015

329,556

12 March - 7 June 2015

103,867

12 February - 25 May 2015

123,783

 

2014 Exhibitions


13 November - 22 February 2015

54,827

10 July - 26 October 2014

61,826

26 June - 21 September 2014

281,717

27 February - 15 June 2014

208,219

6 February 2013 - 1 June 2014

150,509

 

2013 Exhibitions


14 November 2013 - 9 February 2014

63,832

10 October - 5 January 2014

44,069

11 July - 13 October 2013

41,208

20 June - 15 September 2013

285,514

7 March - 23 June 2013

120,082

7 February - 27 May 2013

99,917

 

2012 Exhibitions


8 November 2012 - 17 February 2013

65,860

18 October 2012 – 13 January 2013

28,735

17 May 2012 – 21 October 2012

74,555

21 June 2012 – 23 September 2012

255,982

9 February - 27 May 2012

246,801

 

2011 Exhibitions


10 November 2011 - 12 February 2012

75,738

20 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

23,513

16 June 2011 – 18 September 2011

341,050

10 March 2011 – 19 June 2011

26,768

17 February 2011 – 30 May 2011

32,917

2010 Exhibitions


11 November 2010 – 20 February 2011

65,319

21 October 2010 – 23 January 2011

35,456

15 July – 24 October 2010

26,404

24 June – 19 September 2010

280,673

11 March – 20 June 2010

138,894

18 February - 6 June 2010

73,305

 

2009 Exhibitions


5 November - 14 February 2010

248,083

15 October - 24 January 2010

99,121

2 July - 18 October 2009

48,216

18 June - 20 September 2009

298,420

5 March - 14 June 2009

40,819

26 February - 31 May 2009

56,465

 

2008 Exhibitions


6 November - 15 February 2009

273,236

16 October - 1 February 2009

142,154

3 July - 19 October 2008

39,005

12 June - 14 September 2008

176,378

14 February - 26 May 2008

121,402

13 March - 15 June 2008

183,596

 

2007 Exhibitions


8 November - 24 February 2008

93,829

20 October - 24 February 2008

35,236

11 October - 20 January 2008

60,165

5 July - 21 October 2007

27,547

14 June - 16 September 2007

195,006

24 March - 5 August 2007

29,980

15 February - 28 May 2007

66,213

8 March - 17 June 2007

128,283

 

2006 Exhibitions


23 September - 11 March 2007

52,716

8 November - 18 February 2007

87,872

12 October - 21 January 2007

151,555

5 July - 22 October 2006

33,647

15 June - 17 September 2006

197,687

8 April - 6 August 2006

24,371

2 March - 29 May 2006

28,231

2005 Exhibitions


9 November - 12 February 2006

184,211

24 September - 19 March 2006

65,671

20 October - 29 January 2006

63,551

6 July - 23 October 2005

85,003

15 June - 25 September 2005

187,662

5 April - 22 June 2005

30,353

14 February - 4 September 2005

53,285

9 March - 19 June 2005

102,724

3 February - 30 May 2005

63,182

 

2004 Exhibitions


17 November - 20 February 2005

137,993

23 October - 16 January 2005

11,955

2 October 2004 - 4 April 2005

TBC

1 September 2004 - 16 January 2005

TBC

July - 31 October 2004

162,457

17 June - 19 September 2004

182,009

2 March - 20 June 2004

139,971

5 February - 31 May 2004

127,593

 

2003 Exhibitions


5 November - 15 February 2004

140,205

16 October - 11 January 2004

41,372

13 September - 28 March 2004

66,207

25 June - 19 October 2003

143,180

12 June - 21 September 2003

160,198

5 March - 8 June 2003

86,626

6 February - 26 May 2003

56,169

 

2002 Exhibitions


20 November - 16 February 2003

76,007

10 October - 12 January 2003

23,714

3 September - 3 November 2002

60,711

19 June - 15 September 2002

109,662

30 May - 18 August 2002

18,978

27 February - 21 April 2002

82,363

1 February - 4 June 2002

168,069

 

2001 Exhibitions


24 October - 24 February 2002

201,425

11 October - 6 January 2002

44,009

19 September - 3 February 2002

12 September - 20 January 2002

66,779

21 June - 16 September 2001

167,791

21 June - 16 September 2001

44,523

23 May - 2 September 2001

1 March - 3 June 2001

42,121

1 March - 13 May 2001

88,201

7 February - 20 May 2001

19,513

2000 Exhibitions


26 October - 4 February 2001

78,862

5 October - 21 January 2001

53,290

22 June - 1 October 2000

171,808

25 May - 17 September 2000

15 May - 16 July 2000

79,140

25 February - 4 June 2000

76,798

22 October 1999 - 30 January 2000