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29 Mar 2017

Belarus names most visited museums, theaters in 2016

The Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic WarMINSK, 29 March (BelTA) – Belarus’ National Statistical Committee named the most popular museums and theaters in the country in 2016. The data are provided in the statistical book "Belarus in Figures" published on the website of Belarus’ National Statistical Committee, BelTA learned.

The most popular museum in 2016 (as against 2015) is The Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Last year it drew 559,000 visitors. The Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex welcomed 423,300 visitors and the National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh 412,400. They were the second and third most visited museums in Belarus in 2016. All in all, the Belarus museum attendance made up 6.3 million in 2016.

There are 156 museums in the country, with about 3.32 million main storage items.

According to Belarus’ National Statistical Committee, the most popular theater in Belarus in 2016 was the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater (239,700 visits).

The Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater was second with 137,600 visits and Maxim Gorky National Academic Drama Theater finished third with 83,000 visits.

There are 28 theaters in Belarus. In 2016 their attendance was 1.711 million, which was down 81,000 as against 2015.

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