2010 Visitor Figures

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Visits made in 2010 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA

Rank Site Total visits Charge/free % +/-
1 British Museum 5,842,138 F +4.9%
2 Tate Modern 5,061,172 F +7%
3 National Gallery 4,954,914 F +3.7%
4 Natural History Museum 4,647,613 F +13.2%
5 Science Museum (South Kensington) 2,751,902 F -0.5%
6 V&A (South Kensington) 2,629,065 F +16%
7 National Maritime Museum 2,419,802 F +2.19%
8 Tower of London (HRP) 2,414,541 C +1.04%
9 St Paul's Cathedral 1,892,467 F/C +4%
10 National Portrait Gallery 1,819,442 F -7%
11 Tate Britain 1,665,291 F +11%
12 British Library 1,454,612 F +5%
13 Westminster Abbey 1,394,427 F/C -3.8%
14 National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh sites) 1,281,465 F/C +10.18%
15 Old Royal Naval College Greenwich 1,274,957 F +28%
16 Edinburgh Castle (Historic Scotland) 1,210,248 F/C +1%
17 Chester Zoo 1,154,285 C -6.8%
18 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1,141,973 C -12.19%
19 Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Glasgow) 1,070,521 F -21.75%
20 Imperial War Museum (London) 1,069,358 F +21%
21 Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath 1,054,621 C +2%
22 Canterbury Cathedral 1,033,463 F/C +2%
23 Merseyside Maritime Museum 1,027,475 F +9%
24 ZSL London Zoo 1,011,257 C -4.95%
25 Stonehenge (EH) 1,009,973 C +2%
26 Eden Project 1,000,511 C -2.7%
27 Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley 803,986 F/C -16.2%
28 World Museum Liverpool (National Museums Liverpool 748,065 F +23%
29 Chatsworth House Trust (THE) 716,616 C +9.75%
30 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 707,244 F +21.7%
31 Houses of Parliament 703,255 F/C -27%
32 National Railway Museum 624,145 F -16.0%
33 National Museum of Scotland (National Museums Scot 619,254 F +5%
34 Tate Liverpool 615,596 F +14%
35 St Fagans: National History Museum (Wales) 610,155 F -2.89%
36 Leeds Castle (THE) 559,261 C -13%
37 Hampton Court Palace (HRP) 550,225 C -9.8%
38 National War Museum (National Museums Scotland) 528,776 F +7%
39 National Media Museum 526,914 F -12.8%
40 Blenheim Palace (THE) 524,593 C -2.3%
41 York Minster ** 512,075 F/C -2.5%
42 Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow Museums) 490,872 F -8.58%
43 International Slavery Museum (National Museums Liv 458,569 F +28%
44 The Falkirk Wheel (British Waterways) 439,072 F/C -8%
45 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 428,684 C -9.6%
46 V&A Museum of Childhood 403,549 F +4%
47 Wakehurst Place (NT) 402,180 C -12%
48 Imperial War Museum , Duxford 399,262 C +3%
49 Stirling Castle (Historic Scotland) 377,204 F/C -2%
50 Stourhead (NT) 361,730 F/C +1%
51 National Museum Cardiff 358,480 F -3.94%
52 Beaulieu (THE) 354,048 C +0.6%
53 Dover Castle (EH) 349,182 C +15%
54 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (NT) 342,499 F/C -2%
55 Churchill War Rooms 328,621 C +5%
56 Waddesdon Manor (NT) 323,450 F/C -7%
57 Urquhart Castle (Historic Scotland) 286,262 F/C +1%
58 Attingham Park (NT) 277,428 F/C +7%
59 Royal Armouries Museum (Leeds) 274,768 F +1.2%
60 Belton House (NT) 264,239 F/C +6%
61 St Michael's Mount (NT) 264,072 F/C +10%
62 National Waterfront Museum (Wales) 263,484 F +2.17%
63 Kensington Palace (HRP) 251,817 C -7.63%
64 Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) 251,543 F +17%
65 Harewood House (THE) 247,745 F/C +2.78%
66 Imperial War Museum (North) 247,600 F +5%
67 Calke Abbey (NT) 247,207 F/C +3%
68 Royal Horticultural Society, Harlow Carr 246,563 F/C -4.8%
69 Polesden Lacey (NT) 246,537 F/C -6%
70 People's Palace (Glasgow Museums) 245,770 F -8.50%
71 HMS Belfast 240,769 C -8%
72 Larrybane (NT) 237,420 F/C -2%
73 Cliveden (NT) 233,913 F/C +13%
74 Osborne House (EH) 232,276 C -3%
75 Anglesey Abbey (NT) 231,289 F/C +5%
76 Penrhyn Castle (NT) 230,454 F/C +1%
77 Castle Howard (THE) 216,566 C -7%
78 Nymans Garden (NT) 211,036 F/C -5%
79 Lanhydrock (NT) 210,362 F/C -2%
80 Tate St Ives 207,254 C -3%
81 Kingston Lacy (NT) 203,488 F/C +6%
82 Lady Lever Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool 200,937 F +4%
83 Wallington Park (NT) 199,024 F/C +1%
84 Sheffield Park (NT) 197,202 F/C -6%
85 Dunham Massey (NT) 196,219 F/C +27%
86 National Railway Museum "Locomotion" Shildon 194,106 F +23.6%
87 Bodnant Garden (NT) 191,069 F/C -3%
88 Tintagel Castle, Cornwall (EH) 190,246 C -4%
89 Corfe Castle (NT) 189,647 F/C -5%
90 Cragside Estate (NT) 189,280 F/C -16%
91 Mottisfont (NT) 189,072 F/C +17%
92 Chartwell (NT) 188,705 F/C -3%
93 Burrell Collection (Glasgow Museums) 187,756 F -7.58%
94 Bodiam Castle (NT) 176,193 F/C -6%
95 Culzean Castle & Country Park (National Trust for 175,549 F/C +0.2%
96 Hardwick Hall (NT) 165,150 F/C +1%
97 Killerton (NT) 161,196 F/C +11%
98 Museum of Transport (Glasgow Museums) 160,571 F -65.76%
99 Ickworth (NT) 159,777 F/C -11%
100 Sudbury Hall (NT) 159,178 F/C -4%
101 Claremont Landscape Garden (NT) 157,270 F/C -2%
102 Pier Master's House (National Museums Liverpool) 157,054 F +15%
103 Big Pit: National Coal Museum (Wales) 155,631 F -5%
104 Sissinghurst (NT) 154,530 F/C -21%
105 Mount Stewart (NT) 153,552 F/C +15%
106 Hidcote Manor Garden (NT) 148,680 F/C -7%
107 St Mungo Museum of Religious Art (Glasgow Museums) 143,017 F -0.93%
108 Royal Horticultural Society, Rosemoor 140,831 F/C -1.1%
109 Erddig (NT) 140,563 F/C +7%
110 1066 Battle of Hastings:Abbey & Battlefield (EH) 136,504 C +1%
111 Dyrham Park (NT) 135,920 F/C -1%
112 Home Farm Wimpole (NT) 132,477 F/C -5%
113 Royal Horticultural Society, Hyde Hall 131,780 F/C -1.5%
114 Baddesley Clinton (NT) 130,696 F/C 0%
115 Brownsea Island (NT) 130,114 F/C +2%
116 Cotehele (NT) 129,486 F/C -2%
117 Kenwood House, London (EH) 128,783 F +11%
118 Dunster (NT) 128,242 F/C -5%
119 Castle Drago Estate (NT) 127,123 F/C +1%
120 Trelissick (NT) 126,705 F/C +4%
121 Montacute House (NT) 125,008 F/C +12%
122 Tyntesfield (NT) 123,440 F/C +18%
123 Clifford's Tower, York (EH) 122,138 C +3%
124 Audley End House & Gardens, Essex (EH) 120,102 C +21%
125 Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight (EH) 118,354 C -8%
126 Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire (EH) 117,289 C -11%
127 Anderton Boat Lift (British Waterways) 116,922 F/C +3%
128 Natural History Museum at Tring 113,859 F -3.5%
129 Provand's Lordship (Glasgow Museums) 107,044 F -8.14%
130 National Conservation Centre (National Museums Liv 103,548 F -17%
131 Burghley House (THE) 96,855 C -1.6%
132 Royal Armouries Museum (Fort Nelson, Portsmouth) 70,540 F -8.05%
133 Woburn Abbey & Gardens (THE) 68,930 C +4.54%
134 Sudley House (National Museums Liverpool) 68,463 F +6%
135 St Peter's Church, Sandwich, Kent (CCT) 66,366 F -3.2%
136 St Peter's Church, Sudbury, Suffolk (CCT) 59,567 F +1%
137 St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (CCT) 49,690 F -16%
138 Scotland Street School Museum (Glasgow Museums) 49,346 F -23.93%
139 Benmore Botanic Garden (Argyll) (RBGE) 49,129 C -5.6%
140 Holy Trinity Church, North Yorkshire (CCT) 48,515 F -6%
141 St John's Church, Chichester, West Sussex (CCT) 42,754 F +5%
142 St Peter & St Paul Church, Albury, Surrey (CCT) 41,743 F +27.7%
143 All Saints Church, Kedleston, Derbyshire (CCT) 41,731 F -0.7%
144 St Mary Magdalene,Croome D'Abitot,Worcestershire ( 41,322 F +18%
145 All Saints, Harewood, West Yorkshire (CCT) 37,563 F +2.6%
146 St Andrew's Church, Hove, East Sussex (CCT) 36,669 F -23.8%
147 Dawyck Botanic Garden (Borders) (RBGE) 30,158 C -16.5%
148 Holkham Hall (THE) 29,459 F/C +12.3%
149 Logan Botanic Garden (Galloway) (RBGE) 22,131 C -9.9%
150 Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 9,059 F +39.43%
Rank Site Total visits
1 British Museum 5,842,138
2 Tate Modern 5,061,172
3 National Gallery 4,954,914
4 Natural History Museum 4,647,613
5 Science Museum (South Kensington) 2,751,902
6 V&A (South Kensington) 2,629,065
7 National Maritime Museum 2,419,802
8 Tower of London (HRP) 2,414,541
9 St Paul's Cathedral 1,892,467
10 National Portrait Gallery 1,819,442
11 Tate Britain 1,665,291
12 British Library 1,454,612
13 Westminster Abbey 1,394,427
14 National Galleries of Scotland (Edinburgh sites) 1,281,465
15 Old Royal Naval College Greenwich 1,274,957
16 Edinburgh Castle (Historic Scotland) 1,210,248
17 Chester Zoo 1,154,285
18 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1,141,973
19 Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (Glasgow) 1,070,521
20 Imperial War Museum (London) 1,069,358
21 Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath 1,054,621
22 Canterbury Cathedral 1,033,463
23 Merseyside Maritime Museum 1,027,475
24 ZSL London Zoo 1,011,257
25 Stonehenge (EH) 1,009,973
26 Eden Project 1,000,511
27 Royal Horticultural Society, Wisley 803,986
28 World Museum Liverpool (National Museums Liverpool 748,065
29 Chatsworth House Trust (THE) 716,616
30 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 707,244
31 Houses of Parliament 703,255
32 National Railway Museum 624,145
33 National Museum of Scotland (National Museums Scot 619,254
34 Tate Liverpool 615,596
35 St Fagans: National History Museum (Wales) 610,155
36 Leeds Castle (THE) 559,261
37 Hampton Court Palace (HRP) 550,225
38 National War Museum (National Museums Scotland) 528,776
39 National Media Museum 526,914
40 Blenheim Palace (THE) 524,593
41 York Minster ** 512,075
42 Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow Museums) 490,872
43 International Slavery Museum (National Museums Liv 458,569
44 The Falkirk Wheel (British Waterways) 439,072
45 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 428,684
46 V&A Museum of Childhood 403,549
47 Wakehurst Place (NT) 402,180
48 Imperial War Museum , Duxford 399,262
49 Stirling Castle (Historic Scotland) 377,204
50 Stourhead (NT) 361,730
51 National Museum Cardiff 358,480
52 Beaulieu (THE) 354,048
53 Dover Castle (EH) 349,182
54 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (NT) 342,499
55 Churchill War Rooms 328,621
56 Waddesdon Manor (NT) 323,450
57 Urquhart Castle (Historic Scotland) 286,262
58 Attingham Park (NT) 277,428
59 Royal Armouries Museum (Leeds) 274,768
60 Belton House (NT) 264,239
61 St Michael's Mount (NT) 264,072
62 National Waterfront Museum (Wales) 263,484
63 Kensington Palace (HRP) 251,817
64 Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) 251,543
65 Harewood House (THE) 247,745
66 Imperial War Museum (North) 247,600
67 Calke Abbey (NT) 247,207
68 Royal Horticultural Society, Harlow Carr 246,563
69 Polesden Lacey (NT) 246,537
70 People's Palace (Glasgow Museums) 245,770
71 HMS Belfast 240,769
72 Larrybane (NT) 237,420
73 Cliveden (NT) 233,913
74 Osborne House (EH) 232,276
75 Anglesey Abbey (NT) 231,289
76 Penrhyn Castle (NT) 230,454
77 Castle Howard (THE) 216,566
78 Nymans Garden (NT) 211,036
79 Lanhydrock (NT) 210,362
80 Tate St Ives 207,254
81 Kingston Lacy (NT) 203,488
82 Lady Lever Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool 200,937
83 Wallington Park (NT) 199,024
84 Sheffield Park (NT) 197,202
85 Dunham Massey (NT) 196,219
86 National Railway Museum "Locomotion" Shildon 194,106
87 Bodnant Garden (NT) 191,069
88 Tintagel Castle, Cornwall (EH) 190,246
89 Corfe Castle (NT) 189,647
90 Cragside Estate (NT) 189,280
91 Mottisfont (NT) 189,072
92 Chartwell (NT) 188,705
93 Burrell Collection (Glasgow Museums) 187,756
94 Bodiam Castle (NT) 176,193
95 Culzean Castle & Country Park (National Trust for 175,549
96 Hardwick Hall (NT) 165,150
97 Killerton (NT) 161,196
98 Museum of Transport (Glasgow Museums) 160,571
99 Ickworth (NT) 159,777
100 Sudbury Hall (NT) 159,178
101 Claremont Landscape Garden (NT) 157,270
102 Pier Master's House (National Museums Liverpool) 157,054
103 Big Pit: National Coal Museum (Wales) 155,631
104 Sissinghurst (NT) 154,530
105 Mount Stewart (NT) 153,552
106 Hidcote Manor Garden (NT) 148,680
107 St Mungo Museum of Religious Art (Glasgow Museums) 143,017
108 Royal Horticultural Society, Rosemoor 140,831
109 Erddig (NT) 140,563
110 1066 Battle of Hastings:Abbey & Battlefield (EH) 136,504
111 Dyrham Park (NT) 135,920
112 Home Farm Wimpole (NT) 132,477
113 Royal Horticultural Society, Hyde Hall 131,780
114 Baddesley Clinton (NT) 130,696
115 Brownsea Island (NT) 130,114
116 Cotehele (NT) 129,486
117 Kenwood House, London (EH) 128,783
118 Dunster (NT) 128,242
119 Castle Drago Estate (NT) 127,123
120 Trelissick (NT) 126,705
121 Montacute House (NT) 125,008
122 Tyntesfield (NT) 123,440
123 Clifford's Tower, York (EH) 122,138
124 Audley End House & Gardens, Essex (EH) 120,102
125 Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight (EH) 118,354
126 Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire (EH) 117,289
127 Anderton Boat Lift (British Waterways) 116,922
128 Natural History Museum at Tring 113,859
129 Provand's Lordship (Glasgow Museums) 107,044
130 National Conservation Centre (National Museums Liv 103,548
131 Burghley House (THE) 96,855
132 Royal Armouries Museum (Fort Nelson, Portsmouth) 70,540
133 Woburn Abbey & Gardens (THE) 68,930
134 Sudley House (National Museums Liverpool) 68,463
135 St Peter's Church, Sandwich, Kent (CCT) 66,366
136 St Peter's Church, Sudbury, Suffolk (CCT) 59,567
137 St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (CCT) 49,690
138 Scotland Street School Museum (Glasgow Museums) 49,346
139 Benmore Botanic Garden (Argyll) (RBGE) 49,129
140 Holy Trinity Church, North Yorkshire (CCT) 48,515
141 St John's Church, Chichester, West Sussex (CCT) 42,754
142 St Peter & St Paul Church, Albury, Surrey (CCT) 41,743
143 All Saints Church, Kedleston, Derbyshire (CCT) 41,731
144 St Mary Magdalene,Croome D'Abitot,Worcestershire ( 41,322
145 All Saints, Harewood, West Yorkshire (CCT) 37,563
146 St Andrew's Church, Hove, East Sussex (CCT) 36,669
147 Dawyck Botanic Garden (Borders) (RBGE) 30,158
148 Holkham Hall (THE) 29,459
149 Logan Botanic Garden (Galloway) (RBGE) 22,131
150 Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 9,059

EH = English Heritage
HRP = Historic Royal Palaces
THE = Treasure Houses of England
NT = National Trust
CCT = The Churches Conservation Trust
RBGE = Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

** Revised data collection system developed

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