ALVA's 55 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 2000 tourist sites, hosting over 100 million domestic and overseas visitors each year - around 25% 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.

  • British Museum, Great Court, British Museum
    British Museum: Great Court, British Museum
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter
    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
  • The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust , Anne Hathaway's Cottage
    The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust : Anne Hathaway's Cottage
  • Titanic Belfast,
    Titanic Belfast:
  • Pleasure Beach, Avatar Airbender
    Pleasure Beach: Avatar Airbender
  • Continuum Group Ltd, The iconic Spinnaker Tower at sunset
    Continuum Group Ltd: The iconic Spinnaker Tower at sunset
  • Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC - our newest member
    Royal Shakespeare Company: RSC - our newest member
  • Chester Zoo, Chester Zoo, Giraffe Feeding Platform
    Chester Zoo: Chester Zoo, Giraffe Feeding Platform
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • Shakespeare's Globe, The Globe at Bankside, London - our newest member
    Shakespeare's Globe: The Globe at Bankside, London - our newest member
  • South Bank Centre, Our newest member
    South Bank Centre: Our newest member
  • Treasure Houses of England, Castle Howard
    Treasure Houses of England: Castle Howard
  • Somerset House, The location of ALVA's office
    Somerset House: The location of ALVA's office
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, The new Mary Rose Museum
    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard: The new Mary Rose Museum
  • 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
  • Glasgow Museums, Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery
    Glasgow Museums: Kelvingrove Museum and Gallery
  • National Trust, Walkers on Corn Du
    National Trust: Walkers on Corn Du
  • National Trust, Corfe Castle, Dorset
    National Trust: Corfe Castle, Dorset
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ALVA NEWS

08 April 2014

President of Ireland visits ALVA attractions on historic State Visit

Fáilte go dtí an Bhreatain! A warm welcome to Britain to The President of the Republic of Ireland on his historic first State Visit. We are proud and delighted that a number of ALVA members are hosting parts of the visit, including The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Windsor Castle, The City of London Guildhall, the UK Parliament and Westminster Abbey. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

16 Apr 2014

Wright & Wright Architects to design Geffrye Museum development

The Geffrye Museum has named Wright & Wright Architects to lead the design of its £14m (€17m, US$23m) development scheme. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

16 Apr 2014

New Banksy piece becomes paid attraction hours after being discovered

A new graffito by renowned street artist Banksy has been removed within hours of being found and put on paid display by an ailing community centre. [more...]

Upcoming events

22 April 2014

ALVA Board meeting

Somerset House, London

21-22 May 2014

ALVA Council Meeting, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

19 June 2014

ALVA Crisis Management Seminar

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22 July 2014

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

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