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Dundee's McManus marks 500,000 visitors since reopening

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The McManus has celebrated 500,000 visitors since its £12m refurbishment in 2010

A Dundee art gallery has celebrated having 500,000 visitors since being refurbished two years ago.

The half a millionth visitor to The McManus Galleries in Dundee has been marked with a presentation by the city's Lord Provost Bob Duncan.

The museum's refurbishment was finished in 2010 and cost £12m.

It has recently exhibited works by Leonardo da Vinci and Titian and in 2000 was voted Dundee's best loved building.

The museum is run through Leisure & Culture Dundee, in partnership with Dundee City Council.

Lord Provost Duncan said: "This is a significant milestone for The McManus to reach and I am delighted to mark this occasion today.

"Since its refurbishment, the stunning building continues to attract thousands of people and is widely known as a quality destination. It is a free facility that offers so much for visitors.

"People are responding enthusiastically to our displays and exhibitions and there are also activities which are proving very popular."

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