Published on : Friday, August 16, 2019
Visits and revenue to museums, art galleries in England rose by 2 per cent in 2018 as per VisitEngland Annual Attractions Survey. The survey saw museums and art galleries perform particularly well in 2018 with an increase of 6% in visitor numbers compared to the previous year. Visits to places of worship also saw an increase with 3% more visitors in 2018 confirming the upward trend seen in 2017 after three years of decline.
The survey was carried out on behalf of VisitEngland by BVA BDRC and is based on a survey of 1,501 England visitor attractions.
Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow said that they are home to four of the top ten museums and galleries in the world and each year the attractions draw in millions of people wanting to experience, enjoy, and engage with our rich and diverse culture.
From ancient cathedrals and beautiful landscapes, to rural villages, historic houses, glorious gardens and museums, they truly have something for everyone. Our Tourism Sector Deal, with its potential to grow the sector, will help make sure England, and the rest of the U.K., remains one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
VisitEngland’s latest domestic tourism statistics show that for the first four months of 2019 Brits took a record 11.8 million domestic overnight holidays in England up 3 per cent on the previous record set in 2017.