English museums and galleries saw large visitor increase in 2018

England's museums and galleries saw a 6% increase in visitor numbers in 2018 compared to the previous year.

VisitEngland's Annual Attractions Survey 2018, containing results from over 1,500 attractions, revealed a 2% increase in both visits and revenue for England's visitor attractions.

Tate Modern was top in museums and galleries for the first time in ten years with 5.87 million visitors.

British Museum, which has been top of the visitor numbers list in the past decade, had 5.83 million visitors.

Rebecca Pow, Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Tourism and Heritage, said:  

“We are home to four of the top ten museums and galleries in the world and each year our attractions draw in millions of people wanting to experience, enjoy, and engage with our rich and diverse culture.

"It is brilliant to see such positive growth across a range of destinations. From ancient cathedrals and beautiful landscapes, to rural villages, historic houses, glorious gardens and museums, we truly have something for everyone. Our Tourism Sector Deal, with it's potential to grow the sector, will help make sure England, and the rest of the UK, remains one of the world's top tourist destinations."

Read the full report here.

Tate Modern copyright Visit London / Image: Pawel Libera


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