ALVA's 57 members are the UK's most popular, iconic and important museums, galleries, palaces, castles, cathedrals, zoos, historic houses, heritage sites, gardens and leisure attractions.

They comprise over 2100 tourist sites, hosting over 110 million domestic and overseas visitors each year - around 28% of the visits made annually in the UK.

We represent our members to Government, media and business and lobby for support for the sector. We provide training, benchmarking and advocacy initiatives and assist our members to continually improve the visitor experience.

  • Continuum Group Ltd, The iconic Spinnaker Tower at sunset
    Continuum Group Ltd: The iconic Spinnaker Tower at sunset
  • The View From the Shard, The View from The Shard - our newest member
    The View From the Shard: The View from The Shard - our newest member
  • British Museum, Great Court, British Museum
    British Museum: Great Court, British Museum
  • Titanic Belfast,
    Titanic Belfast:
  • Chester Zoo, Chester Zoo, Giraffe Feeding Platform
    Chester Zoo: Chester Zoo, Giraffe Feeding Platform
  • Historic Royal Palaces, Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland
    Historic Royal Palaces: Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland
  • National Museum of Science & Industry, Science Museum, Launchpad
    National Museum of Science & Industry: Science Museum, Launchpad
  • Shakespeare's Globe, The Globe at Bankside, London
    Shakespeare's Globe: The Globe at Bankside, London
  • Royal Shakespeare Company, The Stratford upon Avon home of the RSC
    Royal Shakespeare Company: The Stratford upon Avon home of the RSC
  • Pleasure Beach, Avatar Airbender
    Pleasure Beach: Avatar Airbender
  • Treasure Houses of England, Castle Howard
    Treasure Houses of England: Castle Howard
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • Glasgow Museums, Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery
    Glasgow Museums: Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, The new Mary Rose Museum
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: The new Mary Rose Museum
  • National Trust, Walkers on Corn Du
    National Trust: Walkers on Corn Du
  • Somerset House, The location of ALVA's office
    Somerset House: The location of ALVA's office
  • National Trust, Corfe Castle, Dorset
    National Trust: Corfe Castle, Dorset
  • The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust , Anne Hathaway's Cottage
    The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust : Anne Hathaway's Cottage
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ALVA NEWS

27 May 2014

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and The View From The Shard are our newest members

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and the UK's newest attraction, The View from The Shard, are ALVA's newest members. They joined us at our Council meeting hosted at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, on Thursday 22 May. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

24 Jul 2014

Aberdeen City Council seeks firm for £30m gallery renovations

Aberdeen City Council is looking for construction firms to carry out a £30m (US$50.9m, €37.8m) revamp of the Scottish city’s art gallery. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

24 Jul 2014

UK's first black heritage centre opens in Brixton, London

A new £7m (US$11.9m, €8.8m) development in Brixton, south London – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – has opened today (24 July) in the form of the UK’s first national black heritage centre. [more...]

Upcoming events

28 July 2014

ALVA CEO visit to Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire

29 July 2014

ALVA CEO meeting with Royal Museums Greenwich

National Maritime Museum, Royal Borough of Greenwich

13 August 2014

ALVA Scottish Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Zoo

Our Scottish members are holding their six-monthly meeting at Edinburgh Zoo. Guest speakers include David Edwards, Head of Trends and Insights at VisitBritain, and Sophie Fraser, Communications and Marketing Manager for Scotland Food and Drink. [more...]

04 September 2014

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

[more events...]

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