Attractions industry news

19 Jan 2021

David Attenborough to front AR-based natural world app

Broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, will front a new virtual app which will allow users to explore exotic plants and animals in their own surroundings. [more...]

12 Jan 2021

Scott Brownrigg-designed Museum of Military Medicine in Cardiff given planning approval

The Museum of Military Medicine in the UK has received planning approval for a new building in the city of Cardiff. [more...]

03 Jan 2021

Bristol zoo to leave its historic city site after 185 years

The owner of Bristol Zoo, one of the world’s oldest zoos, has revealed plans to leave its city-centre site and relocate all operations to a sister site 10 miles away. [more...]

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EXCLUSIVE: Interactive ‘free roaming’ VR experience to launch in 2021 – Atmos VR plans eight sites in England

A new virtual reality (VR)-based, interactive gaming attraction is set to launch in the West Midlands, England in 2021. [more...]

UK's COVID-hit arts and heritage organisations get £165m emergency loan package

Some of the UK’s largest arts and heritage organisations have been given a lifeline in the form of £165m worth of emergency loans. [more...]

Flaxmill Maltings – the world's first cast-iron framed building – is to be redeveloped as a visitor attraction

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, one of the most important buildings of England’s industrial past, is to be restored and redeveloped as a heritage visitor attraction. [more...]

Legoland New York on track for 2021 – details revealed for Legoland Windsor's biggest ever addition, LEGO MYTHICA

Legoland New York is now set to open in 2021, after having to delay its intended July 2020 launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [more...]

PortAventura, Europa-Park and The Nest among winners of 27th annual TEA Thea Awards

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has revealed the winners of its 2020 Thea Awards. [more...]

We The Curious ready to open its biggest exhibition ever – when Covid measures allow

We The Curious science and arts centre in Bristol, UK, will open the doors to its largest ever exhibition – as soon as the current "Lockdown 2" measures are lifted. [more...]

In brief:

Experience UK and ALES UK join forces to create new trade body @terrymonkton @ExperienceUKorg #VisitorAttractions [more...]
Hundreds of heritage attractions saved by £103m Covid rescue fund @EnglishHeritage @DCMS #Heritage #COVID19 [more...]
Details revealed for 16th World Leisure Hybrid Congress @worldleisureorg [more...]
Glenkinchie Distillery attraction opens as part of £185m investment in whisky tourism @BRCArts @ [more...]
Vigilante Group launches to shake up the experience sector @codsteaks @burningreel @afewlondon @a_rcadia @techcreativeltd #VisitorAttractions #ExperienceEconomy [more...]
For those who missed this year’s VAC – the annual UK Conference for Visitor Attractions – there’s still the chance, until 12th November, to catch it on demand. @vac_conference [more...]
UK tourism minister Nigel Huddleston delivers keynote speech at VAC 2020 @vac_conference @digitalvisitor @HuddlestonNigel #VAC2020 #VisitorAttractions [more...]
Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house visitor attraction as part of £450m expansion @PinewoodStudios #JamesBond #StarWars #Marvel [more...]
Bletchley Park and Eltham Palace's immersive LGBTQ+ show among winners of UK Heritage Awards @visitheritageuk #HeritageAwards #Heritage #VisitorAttractions #Museums [more...]
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