Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Filed under: Apps Art Destinations Entertainment
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum ©National 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum
©National 9/11 Memorial and Museum

(Relaxnews) – The 9/11 Memorial Museum reached a major milestone near the anniversary of America’s darkest day, receiving more than one million visitors just four months after opening.

In addition to visitors from all 50 US states, the museum also received visitors from more than 130 countries.

The biggest international source countries are UK, Canada, Germany and Australia.

Visitors spend an average of two hours in the museum, said director Alice Greenwald.

“To have one million people come through our doors after being open for only four months is a testament to how deeply the subject of 9/11 resonates for the broad, general public and how much interest there is in the unique way this Museum presents the history,” she said in a statement.

The exhibit spans 110,000 square feet (10,219 square meters) and is divided into two parts.

“In Memoriam” pays tribute to the 2,983 victims killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 as well as the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26.

The historical exhibit retraces the events leading up to the attacks and examines how 9/11 has changed the course of history through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts.

Those unable to make the journey to New York can also take a virtual tour with the museum’s ‘Explore 9/11‘ app, which takes users inside the site. The content-rich map features photos, videos and audio guides.

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