Attractions industry news

09 Dec 2019

London Resort reveals first look at upcoming theme park

London Resort Holdings Company (LRCH), operator of the upcoming London Resort theme park and entertainment destination in Swanscombe, Kent, has released new concept artwork showcasing the first phase of the 535-acre resort. [more...]

06 Dec 2019

V&A launches digital database for cultural heritage preservation projects

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is demonstrating its commitment to protecting the world's cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss, through the launch of a new Culture in Crisis Portal. [more...]

04 Dec 2019

Astronaut Tim Peake calls for more investment in science

British astronaut Tim Peake has urged the UK government to invest more in science, education and research and development. [more...]

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London's Museum of the Home targets 2020 relaunch with refreshed identity

The £18.1m (US$23.4m, €21.2m) renovation and reimagining of the Geffrye Museum of the Home in London, UK will come to fruition in Q3 2020, with the museum's reopening at its Grade- 1 listed almshouse location. [more...]

Prince Andrew 'no longer president of ALVA'

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has confirmed that HRH The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, will no longer represent the organisation as its president. [more...]

Science Museum transformation completed with major medical exhibit opening

London's Science Museum says it has now completed its "Masterplan" transformation project, started in 2010, with the opening this weekend of 3000sq m (9,842sq ft) of new galleries that together comprise the largest medical exhibit space in the world. [more...]

New IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson targets progress on safety and sustainability

The development of a global safety standard for the attractions industry is high on the wish list of incoming IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson, whose tenure begins today (Tuesday 19 November). [more...]

V&A appoints Gus Casely-Hayford as first director of V&A East

Gus Casely-Hayford, the British curator, cultural historian, broadcaster and lecturer, has been named as the inaugural director of V&A East – the museum's new expansion project scheduled to open in London in 2023. [more...]

Hasbro and Selladoor kick off collaboration with Monopoly immersive experience

A Monopoly live experience is to open in London next year, kicking off a new partnership between brand holder Hasbro and theatre producer Selladoor Worldwide. [more...]

In brief:

Snøhetta's (@snohetta) Arctic visitor centre for showcasing the Global Seed Vault (@CropTrust) and the Arctic World Archive (@PiqlAs) is towering and monolithic, but also curved and organic. [more...]
Radisson (@Radisson @RadissonHotels) has added the Edwardian Manchester (@EdwardianHotels @RBEhotels) to its Radisson Collection hotels portfolio following a £12m (US$16m, €14m) renovation of its Grade II-listed Free Trade Hall venue. [more...]
Carmody Groarke, Trans Architectuur Stedenbouw and RE-ST Architectenvennootschap have won a design competition to extend Design Museum Gent with a new third place that will link the museum and the city. @CarmodyGroarke @DesignMuseumBE [more...]
Architects Hesselbrand have designed the 120-room hotel Acquarossa Spa & Hotel in the Swiss Alps with elements for sustainability and fostering a sense of community. [more...]
£20m Silverstone Experience finally opens doors @SilverstoneExp [more...]
Architects @WilkinsonEyre and landscape architects @GrantAssocs have unveiled a conceptual masterplan for a global leisure and recreation destination on two Singaporean islands. [more...]
Project lead at @Woods_Bagot Helen Taylor told CLAD that when the scaffolding comes down later this year on @EdwardianHotels' £300m (US$387m, €348m) Londoner hotel, an amazing artwork façade will be revealed. [more...]
Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project @edengeothermal @edenproject @EGSEnergy [more...]
Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams books @altontowers @davidwalliams @HarperCollinsCh [more...]
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