Museums experience visitor boom, minister says
Poland's museums are experiencing a post-pandemic boom in popularity, with visitor numbers predicted to equal 2019's 40 million record, the Polish culture minister said on Tuesday.
Speaking during a visit to the Tytus Chalubinski Tatra Museum in the mountain town of Zakopane, Piotr Glinski said the latest figures showed a return to the visitor numbers seen in the last pre-pandemic year, 2019.
"Forty million people visited Poland's museums in 2019..., and according to our figures we have a chance to nearly equal this record figure in the first post-pandemic year. Surveys carried out over three months of this year show that many museums, for instance the National Museum in Warsaw, have recorded a 300-percent rise in visitors," Glinski said.
Glinski noted that around 300 museum projects were currently underway countrywide, including the construction of a Polish History Museum.
He added that the high attendance figures reflected a growing interest in museums in Poland.
The Polish culture ministry currently oversees 62 museums in the country.