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

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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Upcoming events

24 July 2018

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

26 July 2018

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05 September - 06 June 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

22 Jun 2018

Government focuses on regional growth, with launch of £20m culture fund

Britain's minister for arts, Michael Ellis, has launched a £20m fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

22 Jun 2018

MuseumNext Europe 2018: Don't deflect responsibility on the issue of diversity

Diversity was among the topics up for discussion at this year's MuseumNext conference in London, with Shaz Hussain, assistant curator at the London Science Museum, telling delegates not "deflect responsibility" on the issue. [more...]

Upcoming events

24 July 2018

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

26 July 2018

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05 September - 06 June 2018

ALVA Council meeting and dinner

Leeds Castle, Kent

[more events...]

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