Posts Tagged ‘ ALVA ’

Attractions outside London

Mar 29th, 2019 | By
interior of the National Museum

Wednesday’s story about which attractions received the most visitors was very London-centric since the top ten venues are all in London. In Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland was the most visited attraction (11th place) outside London with a 3% increase and 2,227,773 visits. In 12th position was Edinburgh Castle with a 2% increase (2,111,578) – continuing to be the most visited paid for attraction in Scotland. The Scottish National Gallery (in 16th place) saw a 9% increase to 1,739,128. One Scottish attraction that has
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Tate Modern overtakes BM

Mar 27th, 2019 | By

In 2018, Tate Modern on the South Bank managed to usurp the BM as the most visited attraction in the UK.



The impact of the blockbuster

Mar 13th, 2013 | By

Yesterday the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) released the figures of how many of us visited their members during 2012. As its name suggests, membership is among most but not all of the attractions that immediately spring to mind. And what they have found is that having headline grabbing exhibitions or changes is what seems to pull us in.



Britain’s Attractions in 2009

Mar 9th, 2010 | By

The figures for what we visited last year have been released by ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Between their 42 members, they are responsible for nearly 1,600 different attractions. But not every attraction is a member and not every member provides figures so there could be more popular places around.
Last year more of us visited their attractions than ever before. The figures were up by nearly 11% over 2009 which may not be that surprising given that 2009 was a year when more of us holidayed at home.
Rather obviously, those that didn’t make an entry charge filled the top 5 positions with the British Museum being the leading attraction in the country with over 5.5 million visits.



Britain’s Biggest Tourist Attractions

Mar 9th, 2009 | By

Unlike my blog of Saturday about AOL, this list of the biggest UK tourist attractions is based on substance and fact. This is a list of those attractions who draw the biggest amount of visitors. So the voting panel is not one but millions. And to be fair, it includes only those places that are members of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. ( for the full list see www.alva.org.uk/visitor_statistics) So which place came first?The British Museum had nearly 6 million visitors, up 9.5% on
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