Queues building ahead of Dismaland opening

PUBLISHED: 09:30 22 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:50 22 August 2015

The queues outside Dismaland are building.

The queues outside Dismaland are building.


Hundreds of people are queuing up on Weston-super-Mare’s Beach Lawns hoping to visit Banksy’s Dismaland art exhibition today (Saturday).

People starting lining up in the early hours, after yesterday’s (Friday) announcement that tickets would be sold on a first come, first served basis after the Dismaland ticketing website failed.

Tickets were due to go on sale at 9am, with doors to Dismaland opening at 11am.

The Tropicana can hold 2,000 people at any one time and once this limit has been reached, it will operate a one in, one out policy.

North Somerset Council’s seafront events team is therefore urging people keen to see Dismaland head down to Weston early to try to avoid disappointment.

Dismaland will be open from 11am-9pm today and tomorrow (Sunday), according to the attraction’s website. It says online bookings will then be taken from Tuesday.

Tickets cost £3 and children under five can go in for free and cash must be used if paying on the day. Parental discretion is advised though due to the nature of some exhibits.

Thanks to the Mercury’s free ticket giveaway offer, 1,000 people got to enjoy the exhibition yesterday before it fully open.

Not able to go to see Dismaland? Then see our online gallery of pictures by clicking here.

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