Western Australia Minister for Tourism Elizabeth Constable
Western Australia Minister for Culture and Arts John Day
80,000 Visitors To Pompeii Exhibition
Victor P Taffa
More than 80,000 people have visited the ‘A Day in Pompeii’ Exhibition at the Western Australian Museum and, following strong demand, the exhibition will open for an extra week.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said tickets sales remained strong and the exhibition had been popular among a variety of audiences.
“If this current trend in ticket sales continues we can expect in excess of 90,000 people to visit this outstanding Exhibition.” Mr. Day said.
“Since ‘A Day in Pompeii’ opened in May, thousands of school children, members of the public and visitors to the State have been able to learn more about the extraordinary events surrounding the violent demise of the ancient city of Pompeii.”
“The week-long extension gives WA families until Sunday, September 12 to enjoy a truly unique cultural experience. Perth is one of just two Australian cities to show the exhibition.” Mr. Day said.
Tourism Minister Liz Constable said the museum will open on Friday nights for the remainder of the exhibition, and outlined a joint ticket promotion for ‘A Day in Pompeii’ and the upcoming Peggy Guggenheim Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
“In order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to see Pompeii, the WA Museum is opening its doors until 9 pm on Fridays, courtesy of sponsorship by EventsCorp.” Dr. Constable said.
“The Friday night openings are proving popular among late-night shoppers and people who want to visit after work.”
“Until August 29, people buying a ticket to visit ‘A Day in Pompeii’ during its final weeks will have the opportunity to save $10 on advance ticket purchases to the ‘Peggy Guggenheim: A Collection in Venice’ exhibition.” Dr. Constable said.
Tickets for ‘A Day in Pompeii’ are available through BOCS Ticketing Adults $20, Concession $14, Children $12 and Family $54.
‘A Day in Pompeii’ is presented by the Western Australian Museum and EventsCorp and exhibited by the Soprintendenza Speciale per I Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei and Museum Victoria.