We are delighted to see that many of our museum and gallery clients have ranked highly in ALVA’s (Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) latest report released today. Some 124.4 million visits were made in 2015 to 230 Association of Leading Visitor Attractions sites, up 3.2 per cent on 2014. The British Museum held on to top spot this year with 6.8 million visitors, followed by the National Gallery and Natural History Museum.
This year Scottish attractions saw another annual increase, up 5.5 per cent on 2014 with Edinburgh Castle taking the top spot in Scotland for the first time in five years. ALVA director Bernard Donoghue was quoted as saying that ‘2015 continued to be a record year mainly due to our members continuing to show how diverse the UK is to both domestic and overseas visitors’. He also states that ‘More people visited the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, combined, than visited Venice.’
In addition ‘More people visited the British Museum and the National Gallery, combined, than visited Barcelona and more people visited the Southbank Centre, and Tate Modern combined, than visited Hong Kong.’ Congratulations all!