ALVA's members are the UK's most popular, iconic and important museums, galleries, palaces, castles, cathedrals, zoos, historic houses, heritage sites, gardens and leisure attractions.

They comprise over 2200 tourist sites, hosting over 119 million domestic and overseas visitors each year - around 28% of the visits made annually in the UK.

We represent our members to Government, media and business and lobby for support for the sector. We provide training, benchmarking and advocacy initiatives to assist our members continually improve the visitor experience. 

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  • National Football Museum, Manchester
    National Football Museum: Manchester
  • Eden Project, Cornwall
    Eden Project: Cornwall
  • Royal Albert Hall,
    Royal Albert Hall:
  • Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle
    Royal Collection Trust: Windsor Castle
  • Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
    Zoological Society of London: Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017
    Royal Collection Trust: Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter
    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
  • English Heritage, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
    English Heritage: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  • Treasure Houses of England, Leeds Castle, Kent
    Treasure Houses of England: Leeds Castle, Kent
  • National Trust, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
    National Trust: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
    Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
  • Treasure Houses of England, Chatsworth; House Style - Five centuries of Fashion
    Treasure Houses of England: Chatsworth; House Style - Five centuries of Fashion
  • Titanic Belfast, Queen's Island, Belfast.
    Titanic Belfast: Queen's Island, Belfast.

ALVA's members are the UK's most popular, iconic and important museums, galleries, palaces, castles, cathedrals, zoos, historic houses, heritage sites, gardens and leisure attractions.

They comprise over 2200 tourist sites, hosting over 119 million domestic and overseas visitors each year - around 28% of the visits made annually in the UK.

We represent our members to Government, media and business and lobby for support for the sector. We provide training, benchmarking and advocacy initiatives to assist our members continually improve the visitor experience. 

View our online brochure

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16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05-06 September 2018

ALVA Council meeting and dinner

Leeds Castle, Kent

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ALVA NEWS

19 June 2018

Looking forward as London hosts MuseumNext

Looking forward as London prepares for MuseumNext Museum delegates are in London this week for the European edition of this year's MuseumNext conference, which kicked off on Monday 18th June for its 10th year. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

13 Aug 2018

Historic properties lead the way as visitors flock to English attractions

Historic properties and attractions across England experienced significant growth in visitor numbers in 2017. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

02 Aug 2018

AECOM Economics transferring European operation to US, Middle East and Asia

AECOM – the multinational engineering firm that provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to clients all over the world – has dissolved the EMEA division of its Economics arm. [more...]

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16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05-06 September 2018

ALVA Council meeting and dinner

Leeds Castle, Kent

[more events...]

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