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"The Salt, Majorero Cheese and Windmills' museums get over 100.000 visitors during their first year being outsourced "

The three museums of Fuerteventura's Cabildo that have been outsourced have received over 100.000 visitors during their first year since their re-opening, which represents an increase of over 60.000 people compared to previous years. Those museums are the Salt Museum, the Majorero Cheese museum and the Windmills' Centre in Tiscamanita, three of the most important museums of the Island. The Majorero Cheese Museum, located in Antigua, was the centre that received the largest numbers of visitors with 50.773 visitors. It is followed by the Museum of Salinas del Carmen with 31.385 visits and the Windmills' Centre in Tiscamanita with 22.405 visits. Regarding the volume of income, the tree museums jointly generated more than 580.000 Euros in sales of entry tickets, shops and other products. Despite the fact that the museum in Antigua received more visits, it is the Salt Museum in Las Salinas del Carmen that registered the largest volume of income with over 280.000 Euros. The museums had their buildings and services renovated with a series of improvements that showed in the increase of visitor numbers, who enjoyed a better experience. Indeed, the Windmills' Centre in Tiscamanita improved its service of food and drinks as well as its handcraft, souvenirs and gastronomy articles sales' area. On the other hand, the Salt Museum has increased its surface and commercial services, as well as its restaurant area that will open in January. The Salt Museum has also renovated and extended its commercial area. The majorero Cheese Museum located in Antigua has renovated and extended its restaurant that can host large events and improved its installations and commercial services.


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