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Over 10,000 visit Brick History exhibition in first month

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The Brick History exhibition is off to a flying start in its first month at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with over 10,000 visitors rushing to see history told in Lego®.

In the period between Friday 9 February 2018 and Monday 11 March 2018, staff at the museum welcomed 10,785 excited visitors as people flocked to see this wonderful exhibition.

Brick History at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Visitors to Brick History at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:

“I’m delighted at how well received Brick History has been and over 10,000 visitors already is wonderful. It’s great to see this marvellous museum bustling with activity.

“Most of us have some sort of affinity with Lego® bricks so this exhibition has something for all, whether you’re interested in learning more about history or are excited to play with Lego® and take part in the challenges!

“I hope everyone who has visited has thoroughly enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming many more of you.”

As well as the stunning Brick History exhibition, there are also lots of activities for children to get involved in. From a 20-second tower building challenge to Lego® galore in the Playzone on the museum balcony.

Brick History takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in Lego® bricks.

Brick History at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Brick History at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

This exhibition has something for people of all ages. From tiny recreations of Concorde and Titanic that would sit in your hand, to a 1.5m square castle bustling with activity in periods of both peace and war, there is something for all to be amazed by and to admire.

Children and adults alike are sure to be inspired by this exhibition and eager to build their own LEGO® models.

Brick History at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Brick History is with Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery until Sunday 15 April 2018, giving it every chance of beating the record figures set by its predecessor, Brick City.

Book your tickets online now.

What have others said?

Joanne on Facebook: “Great visit with 6 and 9 year old on Sunday. Liked the LEGO® figures hidden in the main exhibition. Lots of activities for children. Mine liked the name wall and tower challenge. Great value and friendly people. We will be back!”

Museum visitor: “I came to this museum/art gallery to see the LEGO® display and learnt so much more than I expected. What a great place, full of interesting things to see. The history of the area is amazingly well done!”

Museum visitor: “I came to see the Brick History LEGO® show. I will definitely be back again before it is taken away.”