Attractions industry news

17 May 2019

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...]

16 May 2019

17th annual Museums and Heritage awards honour 'innovative and ground-breaking initiatives'

The winners of the Museums + Heritage Awards were announced in London last night (15 May), with museums large and small being honoured and Sir David Attenborough picking up a Special Recognition Award. [more...]

16 May 2019

New tourist attraction for Inverness Castle, as LDN Architects appointed to transform site

Inverness Castle in the Scottish Highlands is to be transformed into a tourist attraction that celebrates the Highlands' past, present and future, with LDN Architects, based in Edinburgh and Forres, appointed to work on the project. [more...]

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Butlin’s opens 'revolutionary' £40m pool designed by FITCH

Family resort operator Butlin's has launched an art-deco style pool and water attraction at its Bognor Regis resort. [more...]

London's first riverside linear park to feature 'wellness portals'

New York-based architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) have unveiled the first series of renderings of "The Tide", a linear park planned for London's Greenwich Peninsula. [more...]

EAS gets rebranded as IAAPA Expo Europe - event heads to Paris this September

Registration is now open for the newly-renamed IAAPA Expo Europe (IEE), with this year's European showcase for visitor attractions coming to Paris, France, in September. [more...]

Golden toilet among Cattelan exhibits set for Blenheim Palace

An exhibition of the work of Italian contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, UK, is to include the installation of a working 18-carat solid gold toilet. [more...]

ITV Studios reaches IP deal with upcoming London Resort project

London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) has teamed up with ITV Studios on its multi-billion pound theme park project, announcing a new partnership that will see ITV's world-famous content transformed into unique attractions at the resort when it opens in 2024. [more...]

UK arts and culture is a thriving industry, says report

A new report conducted by the UK’s Centre for Economic and Business Research has found that the country’s arts and culture industry contributes £10.8bn to its economy. [more...]

In brief:

Hull Maritime attractions looking likely to get major £27.5m revamp @Hullccnews [more...]
UK Government funds £4m development of immersive experiences for Wallace and Gromit and Peaky Blinders @aardman @Maze_Theory @TinyRebelGames @sugarcreative @potatobristol @potatolondon @uswgames [more...]
Chester Zoo’s new Grasslands area to feature overnight lodgings for visitors @chesterzoo [more...]
Hal McEvoy: attractions sector must improve sustainability @IAAPAHQ [more...]
Climate change protesters stage "die-in" at London museum @NHM_London [more...]
Stephen Hawking VR tour of the universe will launch in 2020 and go worldwide @AtlanticProds [more...]
£15m waterpark opens in Wales ahead of Easter weekend @DenbighshireCC [more...]
Elton John makes significant V&A donation for photography collaboration @V_and_A [more...]
Climate Emergency campaign draws support from UK culture sector @CultureDeclares @MuseumsAssoc [more...]
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