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14,000 People Visit Turner Contemporary on Opening Weekend
A general view of the new Turner Contemporary Gallery during the press preview day in Margate, Kent, Britain. The gallery designed by internationally renowned David Chipperfield Architects sits on Margate's seafront on the same site where Turner stayed, and houses 700sqm of exhibition space, a dedicated education room, a seminar and multi-function room, cafe, retail and administration space. EPA/GARETH FULLER.
MARGATE.- A record 14,000 people visited Turner Contemporary in Margate over the gallery’s opening weekend.

The building was officially opened by Tracey Emin and Jools Holland on Saturday 16 April at 10 am.

Several local businesses reported record takings as the positive effects of the opening were felt across the town. Manning’s Seafood stall opposite the gallery had its busiest day of trading in 50 years and The Mad Hatter Tea Rooms in Margate Old Town sold an unprecedented 100 cakes on the opening day. Turner Contemporary’s café used 800 pints of milk in two days and Thanet Visitor Information Centre received 3,000 visits over the weekend.

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect, David Chipperfield, Turner Contemporary takes its inspiration from Britain’s best-known painter, JMW Turner who was a regular visitor to Margate throughout his life. The gallery is situated on the sea front on the site of a guesthouse frequented by the artist.

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