Millions flock to Swansea's National Waterfront Museum and visitor numbers up at National Wool Museum
SWANSEA'S National Waterfront Museum has had more than 1.6 million visitors since opening in October 2005.
Annual visitor figures have been well in excess of 200,000 during each full year of reporting.
A spokeswoman for National Museum Wales said: "As the National Waterfront Museum opened after free entry was introduced (2001–02), we are unable to compare figures for that particular museum.
"However, back in 2001-02, a specific 'free for all' campaign resulted in figures across National Museum Wales's other sites, increasing 88 per cent — from 764,599 to 1,430,428 — within 12 months.
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"The momentum has continued and in fact accelerated. By April 1 2012, 16.5 million visits had been made to all our sites over the 11 years of free entry."
The National Wool Museum in Carmarthenshire enjoyed a 10 per cent increase from April 2011 to March 2012 with 30,378 people through its doors.