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14 Jun 2019

Premier League football a 'significant generator' of inbound tourism

The English Premier League (EPL) is a major driver of inbound tourism into Britain – especially when it comes to sports fans from long-haul destinations. [more...]

12 Jun 2019

London's Science Museum to open gallery charting the city's rise as a scientific power

A telescope that once belonged to Sir Isaac Newton, the microscope used by Robert Hooke to create the captivating drawings of insects and plants in his book Micrographia, and a range of objects commissioned by England's King George III upon his coronation, are among the exhibits at a new permanent gallery in London's Science Museum. [more...]

07 Jun 2019

Plans for Mullin UK car museum get the go-ahead

Proposals for a world-class automotive museum in the heart of the English countryside have moved a step further to realisation after West Oxfordshire District Council awarded outline planning permission for the plans. [more...]

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Natural History Museum seeks new director after Sir Michael Dixon announces retirement date

Sir Michael Dixon, director of the Natural History Museum in London, is bringing his 15-year tenure to an end, after announcing that he will retire from the role on 31 March 2021, having overseen the first year of the museum's new Strategy to 2031. [more...]

New museum celebrating F1 legend Jim Clark to open in July

The life and career of two-time Formula One world champion Jim Clark is to be celebrated with a new £1.6m (US$2.03m, €1.8m) museum – partly funded by the UK's National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) – in Duns, in the Scottish Borders. [more...]

Update: boy who fell from Twister rollercoaster in 'critical condition'

The 7-year-old boy who fell from a rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley theme park in Yorkshire, UK on Thursday is in a critical condition. [more...]

Airbnb teams up with 23andMe to promote DNA-based heritage travel

Online travel marketplace Airbnb has teamed up with genetic testing company 23andMe to make the finding of heritage travel experiences based on DNA tests simpler. [more...]

Museum Index: Louvre breaks attendance record as Europe continues to lead global museum market

Temporary exhibitions and geopolitical changes continue to serve as key attendance drivers for museums in Europe, which remains the global market leader for attendance in the sector, according to the latest edition of the TEA/AECOM Theme and Museum Index. [more...]

Kew Gardens opens giant natural play zone

Inspired to encourage children to develop a lasting relationship with plants and nature, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London is all set to open its giant new Children’s Garden to the public this weekend (18 May). [more...]

In brief:

17th annual Museums and Heritage awards honour 'innovative and ground-breaking initiatives' @MandHShow [more...]
New tourist attraction for Inverness Castle, as LDN Architects appointed to transform site @LDNArchitects @InvernessCastle [more...]
Butlin’s opens 'revolutionary' £40m pool designed by FITCH @FITCHdesign @Butlins #SwimmingPool #HelterSkelter #Butlins [more...]
London's first riverside linear park to feature 'wellness portals' @ThePeninsulist @dsrny @ArupGroup [more...]
EAS rebranded as IAAPA Expo Europe as the event heads to Paris this September @IAAPAEMEA @IAAPAHQ [more...]
Golden toilet among Cattelan exhibits set for Blenheim Palace @BlenheimPalace @maurizio_art [more...]
ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project [more...]
UK arts and culture is a thriving industry, says report @Cebr_uk [more...]
Hull Maritime attractions looking likely to get major £27.5m revamp @Hullccnews [more...]
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