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QM Network Cobb & Co Museum record attendance

Cobb and Co Museum had record-breaking crowds after attracting more than 100,000 visitors in the past financial year. Source: The Chronicle.

John Nguyen, City museum celebrates record-breaking crowds, The Chronicle, 12 July 2017

A celebration of a beloved children’s television program, unique heritage trade workshops, artisan markets and fun school holiday programs contributed to recording-breaking crowds at Cobb and Co Museum.

Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk congratulated the museum for attracting more than 100,000 visitors in the past financial year, blitzing last year’s record of 88,762.

“These record crowds clearly demonstrate that the Cobb and Co Museum is successfully engaging with the local community through a vibrant events program,” she said.

“It’s been a huge year in Toowoomba with the exhibitions A Room for Wild Animals and Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years, fun holiday and school programs, artisan markets and a huge range of heritage trade workshops just some of the fun activities on offer.

“I congratulate the Cobb and Co Museum for its record-breaking achievement and its work in preserving and telling our unique Australian stories, supporting cultural tourism opportunities and offering so many engaging activities for local community members to enjoy.

“Through its dynamic public program this beloved cultural institution is delivering on my Government’s Advance Queensland initiative which aims to foster innovation across our state.”

CEO and director of Queensland Museum Network Professor Suzanne Miller said she was incredibly proud of the museum’s achievements.

“Our tremendous success is testament to the hard work and passion of the Cobb and Co staff and the public’s ongoing support and enthusiasm for traditional and forgotten trades,” Prof Miller said.

Prof Miller said Toowoomba residents could expect a continuation of the exciting and educational programming into the future.

“We have aspirations for greater success next year, and with ongoing support from public and partners I am confident we will achieve our goals,” she said.

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