Attractions industry news

15 Feb 2018

Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!

To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the leisure industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices. [more...]

16 Feb 2018

Esme Ward becomes first female director of Manchester Museum

Manchester Museum has announced the appointment of a new director, marking the first woman to hold the position in the institution’s 125-year history. [more...]

15 Feb 2018

'Lates' events generate £10m a year for British museums and galleries

A new study looking at the effects of “Lates” events in the UK and overseas has discovered significant benefits to the after-hours events, which generate nearly £10m (US$14m, €11.2m) in ticket revenue for British museums and galleries each year. [more...]

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Bear Grylls plans to 'bring adventure to the millions' with new survival attraction

Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls has said that he wants visitors to “bring adventure to millions”, with the launch of his new adventure attraction in Birmingham, UK, later this year. [more...]

Madison Square Garden Company reveals dramatic plans for 'the future of live entertainment' in London

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has announced ambitious plans to bring a vast, spherical music and entertainment venue to London, and claims it will “change the nature of live events.” [more...]

Public feedback sought for 'iconic' Old Street gateway designs

Members of the public are invited to have their say on 39 design proposals for the transformation of London’s Old Street roundabout to create a new ‘iconic gateway’ and public space. [more...]

'A meeting of material and historical inspirations': Frida Escobedo to design 2018 Serpentine Pavilion

Award-winning Mexican architect Frida Escobedo has been commissioned to design the 2018 iteration of the Serpentine Pavilion. [more...]

Increase in dementia-friendly tourist attractions could boost Scottish tourism

The Scottish Government has been urged to create a register of accredited dementia- friendly attractions in the country to provide a boost to tourism and help families with members suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer’s. [more...]

Southwest Wales holiday resort gets green light for £7m SkyDome

Bluestone National Park Resort has been granted planning permission for a huge transparent dome, which will contain an amphitheatre and range of adventure activities. [more...]

In brief:

Living Museum of the North benefits from regional skills investment scheme @Beamish_Museum @gatesheadcoll [more...]
Dramatic design unveiled for indoor Swindon ski centre inspired by railway heritage @Swindonnews @FaulknerBrowns @SevenCapital [more...]
Terracotta Warriors travel 5,000 miles to go on display in Liverpool @world_museum [more...]
VisitBritain launches 'I Travel For' campaign in effort to break 40 million visitor mark in 2018 [more...]
Westminster Abbey triforium opening to public for first time in June as new museum @wabbey @RoyalFamily [more...]
Fobert and Purcell win £35.5m National Portrait Gallery transformation @JamieFobertArch @Purcelluk [more...]
Eden Project signs deal for £150m Qingdao attraction [more...]
Serpentine Pavilion enters world stage with Beijing expansion, opening this May @SerpentineUK @Yanapeel @dadjaye [more...]
.@SimpsonHaugh's restored Antwerp concert hall officially opens next to city zoo @KirkegaardAssoc [more...]
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