Posts Tagged ‘ National Museum of Scotland ’

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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Saturday snippets: 25th November 2017

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

Tax rises (here and in Greece) Christmas markets and the Northern Lights all go to make up some of the smaller news stories of the week.

Scottish visitor attractions prosper

Mar 10th, 2017 | By

ASVA – the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions – has announced that visits to its member sites rose in 2016. It has 249 members and they received almost 30 million visits last year.

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.

Four months equals one million

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

It seems that it was only yesterday that I was in Edinburgh at the re-opening of the National Museum in Chambers Street. But it was four months ago. A short time. So it is surprising to learn that the museum welcomed its one millionth visitor yesterday since its re-opening.

The Hippo Welcomes You

Jul 31st, 2011 | By

According to the BBC, some 22,000 people visited the newly opened Chambers Street part of the National Museum of Scotland on Friday, its opening day. I was one.

Bannockburn, Stirling and Scotland’s National Museum

Jul 29th, 2011 | By

On the day that the National Museum of Scotland reopens in Chambers Street, Edinburgh, there has been news lately that two other visitor attractions have received grants so that they can improve facilities for visitors.
Bannockburn will receive £10 million