Notts: Military museum hits 100,000 visitor milestone

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The Military Museum has reached another milestone with more than 100,000 visitors since it opened four years ago.

In the past year The Queen’s Royal Lancers and Notts Yeomanry Museum attracted over 34,000 visitors, bringing the total number of visitors to the museum to 121,000.

Constantly updated displays, including a time line for WWI and extra activities for children, have helped make the museum a major attraction within the Thoresby Courtyard.

William Hurrell, vice chairman of the museum, said: “The organisers believe the museum should be a living display.

“They are always making continual improvements to it by updating the information available and providing additional features based around an anniversary.

“All this is aimed at improving the visitors’ experience and the educational value on offer.”

As well as celebrating military history, the museum provides a fascinating insight into how the Yeomanry was raised in Notts with the help of the great families in the county, such as the Pierreponts, who lived at Thoresby Hall.