ALVA's 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 2200 tourist sites, hosting over 119 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 to assist our members continually improve the visitor experience. 

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  • Glasgow Museums, Riverside Museum
    Glasgow Museums: Riverside Museum
  • National Museum of the Royal Navy, Mary Rose Museum, our newest member
    National Museum of the Royal Navy: Mary Rose Museum, our newest member
  • Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Wisley, a beautiful and inspiring day out
    Royal Horticultural Society: RHS Wisley, a beautiful and inspiring day out
  • Shakespeare's Globe, The Globe at Bankside, London
    Shakespeare's Globe: The Globe at Bankside, London
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The extraordinary Diagon Alley
    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The extraordinary Diagon Alley
  • National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art
    National Galleries of Scotland: Scottish Gallery of Modern Art
  • Historic Royal Palaces, Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland
    Historic Royal Palaces: Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland
  • Treasure Houses of England, Leeds Castle, Kent
    Treasure Houses of England: Leeds Castle, Kent
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The extraordinary Diagon Alley
    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The extraordinary Diagon Alley
  • British Library, Magna Carta of 1215; 800th anniversary this year
    British Library: Magna Carta of 1215; 800th anniversary this year
  • Continuum Group Ltd, The iconic Spinnaker Tower at sunset
    Continuum Group Ltd: The iconic Spinnaker Tower at sunset
  • Historic Royal Palaces, Poppies at the Tower of London
    Historic Royal Palaces: Poppies at the Tower of London
  • The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust , Anne Hathaway's Cottage
    The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust : Anne Hathaway's Cottage
  • Somerset House, The location of ALVA's office
    Somerset House: The location of ALVA's office
  • National Trust, The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
    National Trust: The Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
  • Royal Shakespeare Company, The Stratford upon Avon home of the RSC
    Royal Shakespeare Company: The Stratford upon Avon home of the RSC
  • British Museum, Great Court, British Museum
    British Museum: Great Court, British Museum
  • Titanic Belfast, Queen's Island, Belfast
    Titanic Belfast: Queen's Island, Belfast
  • Canterbury Cathedral, It's starting to look like Spring in Canterbury.
    Canterbury Cathedral: It's starting to look like Spring in Canterbury.

ALVA's 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 2200 tourist sites, hosting over 119 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 to assist our members continually improve the visitor experience. 

View our online brochure

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Upcoming events

21 July 2015

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

10 September 2015

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

23-24 September 2015

ALVA Council Meeting

Houses of Parliament, London

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Latest News

ALVA NEWS

26 May 2015

Titanic Belfast hosted representatives from the UK's leading visitor attractions at a major tourism conference this week.

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) held its best attended council meeting, since its formation 25 years ago, at Belfast's Titanic visitor experience. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

06 Jul 2015

Luxury Edinburgh hotel approved as part of redevelopment of World Heritage Site

Planning permission has been granted for a major mixed-use development in Edinburgh, UK, which will see a luxury hotel, 30 restaurants and a multi-screen cinema created. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

03 Jul 2015

Rolling Stones touring exhibition coming in 2016

The Rolling Stones have announced plans for a touring exhibition displaying rare and unique treasures from the band’s 50-year history. [more...]

Upcoming events

21 July 2015

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

10 September 2015

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

23-24 September 2015

ALVA Council Meeting

Houses of Parliament, London

[more events...]

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