Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is gaining evening visitors.
Thursday late nights have proved popular at Toitu Otago
Settlers Museum, attracting 1690 people since the redeveloped
museum reopened to the public in December.
Museum director Linda Wigley said the late nights had been
successful since they were introduced when the museum
reopened after the completion of its $37.5 million
Extending opening hours from 5pm until 8pm on Thursdays was
part of the museum's outreach approach, aimed partly to
attract people who were unable to visit during the usual
weekday hours, organisers said.
And museum organisers have offered visitors a range of
attractions in the Josephine Foyer: live music performances
in January, a series of public talks in February and the
chance to play board games this month.
An average of 120 people have attended the late nights, live
music proving the most popular attraction so far, organisers
Early next month, the museum will switch to 4pm weekday
closing for the rest of autumn and winter, but late Thursdays
will continue throughout the year.