Latest Visitor Figures

Visits made in 2013 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA

Site Total visits Charge/free % +/-
British Museum 6,701,036 F/C 20.0%
National Gallery 6,031,574 F/C 14.0%
Natural History Museum 5,356,884 F/C 6.7%
Tate Modern 4,884,939 F/C -8.0%
Science Museum South Kensington (SMG) 3,316,000 F/C 10.9%
V&A (South Kensington) 3,290,500 F/C 1.8%
Tower of London (HRP) 2,894,698 C 18.4%
Somerset House Trust 2,398,066 F/C N/C
St Paul's Cathedral 2,138,130 F/C 19.0%
Westminster Abbey 2,020,637 F/C 13.8%
National Portrait Gallery 2,014,636 F/C -4.0%
Old Royal Naval College Greenwich 1,803,477 F 1.0%
National Museum of Scotland (National Museums Scotland) 1,768,090 F/C -7.0%
British Library 1,475,382 F/C 4.3%
National Maritime Museum (RMG) 1,437,725 F/C 27.0%
Edinburgh Castle (Historic Scotland) 1,420,027 F/C 15.0%
Chester Zoo 1,409,249 F/C 0.0%
Tate Britain 1,378,272 F/C -10.0%
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1,324,499 C 29.4%
ZSL London Zoo 1,294,483 C 26.4%
Stonehenge (EH) 1,241,296 C 18.9%
Library of Birmingham 1,152,556 F ***
Roman Baths & Pump Room Bath 1,135,007 C 7.0%
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Glasgow Museums) 1,044,067 F 0.2%
Houses of Parliament 1,041,000 F/C 4.0%
Royal Academy of Arts 1,015,505 F/C -19.0%
Canterbury Cathedral 1,001,266 C 3.0%
RHS Garden Wisley 964,078 F/C -1.3%
Scottish National Gallery (NGS) 933,296 F/C -2.9%
National Railway Museum (SMG) 931,000 F 30.1%
Eden Project 858,897 C -9.9%
Royal Observatory Greenwich (RMG) 798,804 F/C 27.0%
Edinburgh Zoo (RZSS) 760,897 F/C -6%******
Museum of Liverpool (National Museums Liverpool) 756,582 F/C -25.0%
Ashmolean Museum (OUM) 754,957 F -11.0%
Riverside Museum (Glasgow Museums) 740,276 F -26.6%
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) 679,756 F -5.0%
World Museum Liverpool (National Museums Liverpool) 678,871 F/C -5.0%
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 674,434 F/C 55.0%
Museum of Science & Industry (SMG) 657,000 F -3.6%
Chatsworth House Trust (THE) 644,817 C -2.2%
Merseyside Maritime Museum (National Museums Liverpool) 622,516 F/C -26.0%
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 620,762 C 14.7%
Blenheim Palace (THE) 610,794 C -2.0%
Titanic Belfast 596,777 C -9.0%
M Shed (BMGA) 595,604 F 11.0%
Tower Bridge Exhibition (CLA) 595,080 C 17.0%
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMT) 588,513 F -13.0%
Tate Liverpool 580,888 F/C -6.0%
National War Museum (National Museums Scotland) 572,361 F/C 16.0%
Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow Museums) 572,152 F -4.0%
Hampton Court Palace (HRP) 563,407 C 7.6%
Leeds Castle (THE) 504,551 C 1.3%
National Media Museum (SMG) 479,000 F -5.0%
Churchill War Rooms (IWM) 475,044 C 38.0%
International Slavery Museum (National Museums Liverpool) 451,679 F 1.0%
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (BMGA) 450,954 F 7.0%
V&A Museum of Childhood 443,500 F 3.7%
Cliveden (NT) 418,597 F/C 21.1%
Stirling Castle (Historic Scotland) 411,726 F/C 2.0%
Kensington Palace (HRP) 403,167 C 13.4%
Shakespeare's Birthplace (SBT) 403,045 F/C 13.0%
Stourhead (NT) 386,423 F/C 9.8%
Beaulieu (THE) 381,555 C -7.7%
Attingham Park (NT) 380,213 F/C 9.8%
Imperial War Museum Duxford (IWM) 377,641 C -0.6%
HMS Victory (NMRN) 375,593 F/C 40.0%
Imperial War Museum London (IWM) 360,886 F -62%****
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (NT) 352,420 F/C 6.8%
RHS Garden Harlow Carr 342,949 F/C 7.1%
Dover Castle (EH) 340,410 C 4.6%
Pitt Rivers Museum (OUM) 338,494 F -9.0%
The Fitzwilliam Museum (UCM) 337,791 F N/C
Wakehurst ( Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) 335,439 C -3.3%
HMS Belfast (IWM) 332,342 C 107%*****
Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS) 327,973 C -4.6%
Cutty Sark (RMG) 321,607 C 26.0%
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford 320,584 F 2.5%
Imperial War Museum North (IWM) 318,585 F -8.0%
Polesden Lacey (NT) 312,087 F/C 7.4%
Urquhart Castle (Historic Scotland) 310,446 F/C 5.0%
People's Palace (Glasgow Museums) 310,326 F 6.9%
Belton House (NT) 304,284 F/C 11.1%
St Michael's Mount (NT) 302,530 F/C 12.0%
Anglesey Abbey (NT) 278,505 F/C 12.6%
Calke Abbey (NT) 270,147 F/C -1.5%
Larrybane (NT) 269,173 F/C -2.5%
Nymans Garden (NT) 266,398 F/C 9.2%
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (NGS) 265,091 F/C -15.8%
Mottisfont (NT) 263,769 F/C 27.4%
Scottish Portrait Gallery (NGS) 261,937 F/C -20.1%
Tate St Ives 259,679 C 32% **
Thinktank (BMT) 256,251 C 2.0%
Kingston Lacy (NT) 247,339 F/C 7.8%
The Monument (CLA) 243,790 C 9.0%
Osborne (EH) 243,082 C -2.2%
Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) 237,451 F -30.0%
The Royal Air Force Museum London 232,531 F 7.4%
Dunham Massey (NT) 230,987 F/C 11.4%
Castle Howard (THE) 224,438 F/C 0.9%
Cambridge University Botanic Garden (UCM) 222,668 C N/C
Tyntesfield (NT) 222,112 F/C 17.3%
Hardwick Hall (NT) 220,924 F/C -1.8%
Corfe Castle (NT) 220,791 F/C 16.0%
Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) 218,949 C -6.2%
Chartwell (NT) 212,769 F/C 11.3%
Lanhydrock (NT) 209,507 F/C -2.1%
Pier Master House (National Museums Liverpool) 205,841 F -3.0%
Cragside Estate (NT) 201,157 F/C -0.2%
Ickworth (NT) 200,500 F/C 7.6%
Sheffield Park (NT) 199,188 F/C -2.9%
Baddesley Clinton (NT) 196,772 F/C 11.8%
Burrell Collection (Glasgow Museums) 193,472 F 4.7%
Tintagel Castle (EH) 192,162 C 10.3%
Wallington Park (NT) 191,529 F/C -0.2%
Killerton (NT) 188,371 F/C 13.6%
Lady Lever Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) 184,730 F -8.0%
Harewood House (THE) 184,700 F/C -1.1%
The National Railway Museum in Shildon (SMG) 183,000 F -5.1%
Sissinghurst (NT) 182,431 F/C 26.4%
Bodnant Garden (NT) 178,672 F/C 14.4%
Royal Horticultural Society Hyde Hall 177,034 F/C 14.9%
Museum of the History of Science (OUM) 175,778 F 13.6%
Claremont Landscape Garden (NT) 171,401 F/C 1.7%
Dyrham Park (NT) 166,765 F/C 10.6%
Hidcote Manor Garden (NT) 163,383 F/C 4.2%
Bodiam Castle (NT) 160,890 F/C -1.9%
Mount Stewart (NT) 159,061 F/C 2.0%
Natural History Museum at Tring 150,453 F 2.0%
The Queen's House (RMG) 149,326 F 54.0%
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens (SBT) 147,261 F/C 8.0%
Dunster (NT) 147,244 F/C 0.9%
Erddig (NT) 147,129 F/C -2.3%
RHS Garden Rosemoor 145,735 F/C 3.9%
Sudbury Hall (NT) 143,965 F/C -5.9%
Audley End House (EH) 143,046 C 6.0%
National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth (NMRN) 140,987 F/C -28.0%
CliffordÕs Tower York (EH) 138,624 C 34.0%
Cotehele (NT) 136,877 F/C -1.7%
Highland Wildlife Park (RZZS) 136,219 F/C 12.2%
Home Farm Wimpole (NT) 135,584 F/C 7.4%
Trelissick (NT) 129,355 F/C 4.1%
Whitby Abbey Yorkshire (EH) 126,689 C 12.8%
Montacute House (NT) 125,442 F/C 0.4%
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences (UCM) 124,739 F N/C
Brownsea Island (NT) 122,949 F/C 18.1%
St Mungo Museum of Religious Art (Glasgow Museums) 120,976 F 6.1%
Carisbrooke Castle Isle of Wight (EH) 117,990 C 6.6%
Glencoe (NTS) 114,284 C 41.7%
1066 Battle of Hastings: Abbey & Battlefield (EH) 113,396 C -3.0%
Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Gardens (EH) 110,206 C 7.1%
Culloden (NTS) 109,063 C 11.0%
Fleet Air Arm Museum (NMRN) 107,754 F/C -0.2%
Burghley House (THE) 107,253 C 12.4%
Castle Drogo Estate (NT) 97,639 F/C -13.5%
Halls Croft (SBT) 97,524 F/C 5.0%
Nash's House & New Place (SBT) 95,022 F/C -3.8%
Hatfield House (THE) 93,987 F/C 35.0%
Housesteads Roman Fort Hadrian's Wall (EH) 91,786 C 20.2%
Penrhyn Castle (NT) 88,022 F/C -9.8%
Provando's Lordship (Glasgow Museums) 78,061 F 10.8%
Mary Ardens Farm (SBT) 75,064 F/C 0.0%
Guildhall Art Gallery (CLA) 73,845 F -4.0%
Woburn Abbey & Gardens (THE) 68,920 C 2.5%
Inverewe Gardens (NTS) 62,610 C -0.9%
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (UCM) 61,486 F N/C
Kettle's Yard (UCM) 58,992 F N/C
Sudley House (National Museums Liverpool) 55,750 F -14.0%
The Royal Marines Museum (NMRN) 53,950 F/C 43.3%
Holkham Hall (THE) 53,901 F/C 24.0%
Scotland Street School Museum (Glasgow Museums) 53,639 F -1.8%
Crathes Castle (NTS) 52,099 C -4.6%
Benmore Botanic Garden (Argyll) (RBGE) 46,994 C 12.0%
St Lawrence's Evesham (CCT) 44,093 F 21.8%
The Royal Submarine Museum (NMRN) 43,200 F/C -1.3%
St Mary Magdelene Croome DÕAbitot (CCT) 42,511 F -16.0%
Blaise Castle (BMGA) 42,270 F -3.0%
Falkirk Palace (NTS) 41,930 C -0.7%
Aston Hall (BMT) 40,456 C 23.0%
Holy Trinity Goodramgate York (CCT) 38,155 F 5.3%
The Polar Museum (UCM) 36,634 F N/C
Gladstones Land (NTS) 35,747 C 1.8%
Museum of Zoology (UCM) 35,643 F N/C*
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter (BMT) 30,212 C 9.0%
Dawyck Botanic Garden (Borders) (RBGE) 28,917 C 6.0%
St Mary the Virgin Shrewsbury (CCT) 28,639 F -5.0%
St Anthony's Roseland (CCT) 26,691 F -14.8%
All Saints Kedleston (CCT) 24,792 F 9.8%
Keat's House (CLA) 24,535 C 16.0%
Pimedden Garden (NTS) 22,974 C 28.9%
Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) 22,423 C 24.8%
Explosion (NMRN) 22,317 F/C -16.0%
Old Christ Church Waterloo (CCT) 20,705 F 12.6%
St Peter's Preston Park 20,527 F -39.8%
Blakesley Hall (BMT) 19,943 C 16.0%
Sarehole Mill (BMT) 19,826 C 35.0%
Logan Botanic Garden (Galloway) (RBGE) 19,365 C 4.0%
Georgian House (BMGA) 16,795 F 18.0%
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (Glasgow Museums) 15,264 F 8.0%
St James Cooling (CCT) 15,253 F -60.7%
Museum of Classical Archaeology (UCM) 13,896 F N/C
Red Lodge (BMGA) 13,720 F 28.0%
St Nicholas Kings Lynn (CCT) 13,482 F -5.8%
Whipple Museum of the History of Science (UCM) 11,957 F N/C
Soho House (BMT) 9,905 C 17.0%
Bristol Records Office (BMGA) 7,025 F 28.0%
Weoley Castle (BMT) 6,221 F -16.0%
Museum Collection Centre (BMT) 2,311 F 0.0%
Kings Weston Roman Villa (BMGA) 690 F 30.0%
Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUM) 0 Closed for refurb

NT = National Trust
NTS = National Trust for Scotland
EH = English Heritage
THE = Treasure Houses of England
RBGE = Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
OUM = Oxford University Museums
RMG = Royal Museums Greenwich
NGS = National Galleries Scotland
HRP = Historic Royal Palaces
SMG = Science Museum Group
NMRN = National Museum of the Royal Navy
CCT = Churches Conservation Trust
CLA = City of London Attractions
RZSS = The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
UCM = University of Cambridge
SBT = Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
IWM = Imperial War Museums
BMGA = Bristol Museums Galleries & Archives
BMT = Birmingham Museums Trust

* The Museum of Zoology closed on 3 June 2013 for major refurb. Reopens 2016
** In April 2013 Tate St Ives introduced a new methodology for counting visitors which resulted in significant increase in number of visits recorded
*** Library of Birmingham new building was opened on 3 September 2013. This figure reflects from this date until 31 December 2013
**** Six month closure & partial reopening due to building works
***** Closure in previous year
****** Edinburgh Zoo bucked the trend of a giant panda zoo in year two, seeing only a small decrease of 6%; their visitor numbers still remain 40% higher than pre-panda visitor numbers.
N/C = No comparison, became members of ALVA in 2013

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