For the first time, Tate Modern in London has surpassed the British Museum!

Published on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019

For the first time, Tate Modern in London has surpassed the British Museum in a decade as the most-visited cultural attraction in Britain, as per the figures released Tuesday.

 

The Tate last year attracted 5.87 million visitors, followed narrowly by the British Museum with 5.83 million visitors.

 

In 2018, Tower of London topped the list of paid-for attractions in Britain with 2.86 million visitors. Chester Zoo in Northwest England retained its second place with 1.97 million visitors.

 

In addition, among the Top 10 were Kew Gardens, St Paul’s Cathedral, Lake Windermere Cruises, the Royal Academy of Arts, Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey, Roman Baths and London Zoo.

 

Among the Top 10 of free attractions were the National Gallery in London, the Natural History Museum, Brighton Pier., the V&A, Science Museum, Somerset House, National Portrait Gallery and the British Library.

 

In its Annual Attractions Survey, the official tourism agency VisitEngland explained that visits to attractions increased by 2 percent in 2018, revenue up by 2 percent and the museum numbers and art galleries visitors increased by a significant 6 percent.

 

“Our culture is one of the main drivers for international visitors and so it’s not surprising to see our museums and galleries returning to the top spot, confirming England’s position as a cultural hub,” said the agency’s CEO Sally Balcombe.

 

“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,” said Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow.

 

VisitEngland’s recent figures showed that tourism contributes about 106 billion pounds(about 128 billion U.S. dollars) annually to the British economy.

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