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Visits made in 2020 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA

Rank Site Total visits Charge /free In/ outdoor % +/- Area Group Note
1 Tate Modern 1,431,704 F/C I -77% London TATE
2 Natural History Museum (South Kensington) 1,296,763 F I -76% London NHM
3 British Museum 1,275,466 F/C I -80% London
4 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1,226,289 C Mix -36% London RBGK
5 National Gallery The 1,197,143 F/C I -80% London
6 Chester Zoo 1,182,652 F/C O -43% Eng excl Lon
7 RHS Garden Wisley 993,516 F/C O -20% Eng excl Lon RHS
8 V&A South Kensington 872,240 F/C I -78% London V&A
9 Science Museum 862,085 F I -74% London SMG
10 Somerset House 724,310 F/C Mix -75% London
11 Southbank Centre 679,957 F/C Mix -84% London k
12 Horniman Museum and Gardens 606,329 F/C Mix -36% London
13 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 550,046 C O -15% Eng excl Lon ZSL
14 Longleat 495,037 C Mix -51% Eng excl Lon
15 Westonbirt, The National Arboretum 484,533 C O -14% Eng excl Lon FC
16 Attingham Park 483,946 F/C Mix -13% Eng excl Lon NT
17 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 452,479 F/C O -54% Scotland RBGE
18 ZSL London Zoo 450,252 C O -58% London ZSL
19 Tower of London 447,812 C I -85% London HRP
20 National Museum of Scotland 444,437 F I -80% Scotland NMS
21 Cliveden 430,975 F/C Mix -18% Eng excl Lon NT
22 Eden Project 424,023 C Mix -58% Eng excl Lon
23 Blenheim Palace 418,473 F/C Mix -58% Eng excl Lon THE
24 Clumber Park 404,589 F/C O -39% Eng excl Lon NT
25 Tate Britain 396,000 F/C I -78% London TATE
26 Dunham Massey 388,908 F/C Mix New Eng excl Lon NT e
27 Royal Academy 385,775 F/C I -69% London
28 Wakehurst 342,545 F/C O -6% Eng excl Lon RBGK
29 Edinburgh Zoo 335,625 C O -45% Scotland RZSS
30 Calke Abbey 334,694 F/C Mix -27% Eng excl Lon NT
31 British Library 334,070 F/C I -78% London
32 Roman Baths and Pump Room 316,436 C I -76% Eng excl Lon
33 Stonehenge 314,999 C O -80% Eng excl Lon EH l
34 National Portrait Gallery, London 309,402 F/C I -81% London j
35 Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Lode Mill 305,984 F/C Mix -23% Eng excl Lon NT
36 Beamish 305,000 C Mix -62% Eng excl Lon
37 Scottish National Gallery 304,237 F I -81% Scotland NGS
38 Royal Albert Hall 299,059 C I -83% London
39 RHS Garden Harlow Carr 296,043 F/C O -34% Eng excl Lon RHS
40 Polesden Lacey 294,311 F/C Mix -27% Eng excl Lon NT
41 Chatsworth 291,826 C Mix -52% Eng excl Lon THE
42 Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 287,900 F/C O -30% Eng excl Lon NT
43 IWM London 278,797 F I -74% London IWM
44 Edinburgh Castle 276,950 C Mix -87% Scotland HES
45 RHS Garden Hyde Hall 276,003 F/C O -23% Eng excl Lon RHS
46 World Museum 271,058 F I -60% Eng excl Lon NML
47 Belton House 264,043 F/C Mix -43% Eng excl Lon NT
48 Kingston Lacy 263,303 F/C Mix -36% Eng excl Lon NT
49 Waddesdon Manor 262,849 F/C Mix -43% Eng excl Lon NT
50 St Paul's Cathedral 260,622 F/C I -85% London
51 Kelvingrove Museum 259,978 F I -86% Scotland GM
52 Stourhead 259,936 F/C Mix -34% Eng excl Lon NT
53 Sheffield Park and Garden 255,868 F/C O -13% Eng excl Lon NT
54 Riverside Museum 246,933 F I -82% Scotland GM
55 Nymans 243,364 F/C Mix -36% Eng excl Lon NT
56 Leeds Castle 240,293 C Mix -55% Eng excl Lon THE
57 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology 239,134 F/C I -74% Eng excl Lon OUM
58 Lotherton 230,763 C Mix -34% Eng excl Lon LMG
59 Wimpole Estate 230,657 F/C Mix -31% Eng excl Lon NT
60 Hampton Court Palace 227,447 C Mix -79% London HRP
61 National Railway Museum 222,435 F I -69% Eng excl Lon SMG
62 Bodleian Libraries 221,953 F I -77% Eng excl Lon OUM b
63 Westminster Abbey 221,772 F/C I -86% London
64 Tyntesfield 215,329 F/C Mix -40% Eng excl Lon NT
65 Stowe 215,120 F/C O -7% Eng excl Lon NT
66 Museum of Liverpool 214,995 F I -78% Eng excl Lon NML
67 Mottisfont 208,021 F/C Mix -47% Eng excl Lon NT
68 Ickworth 205,183 F/C Mix -28% Eng excl Lon NT
69 UK Parliament 203,000 F/C I -81% London a
70 Old Royal Naval College 201,554 F/C Mix -84% London
71 Museum of London 198,788 F I -72% London MOL
72 Gibside 198,546 F/C O -36% Eng excl Lon NT
73 Cambridge University Botanic Garden 193,490 C O -44% Eng excl Lon UoCM
74 The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre 193,286 F/C I -80% Eng excl Lon a
75 RAF Museum London 188,227 F I -62% London RAF
76 The Royal Opera House Covent Garden 187,365 F/C I -83% London
77 Croome 183,810 F/C Mix -37% Eng excl Lon NT
78 National Museum Royal Navy 183,061 F/C Mix -79% Eng excl Lon
79 Culloden Visitor Centre 182,496 F/C Mix -13% Scotland NTS
80 Merseyside Maritime Museum 177,849 F I -79% Eng excl Lon NML
81 Shugborough Estate 177,839 F/C Mix -28% Eng excl Lon NT
82 Quarry Bank 174,909 F/C Mix -39% Eng excl Lon NT
83 Castle Howard 168,445 C Mix -37% Eng excl Lon THE
84 Tower Bridge 167,247 C I -81% London CLC
85 Oxford University Museum of Natural History 167,184 F I -79% Eng excl Lon OUM
86 Wallington 163,529 F/C Mix -35% Eng excl Lon NT
87 Glenfinnan Monument 162,536 C O -65% Scotland NTS
88 Dyrham Park 162,415 F/C Mix -43% Eng excl Lon NT
89 RHS Garden Rosemoor 161,514 F/C O -37% Eng excl Lon RHS
90 Titanic Belfast 159,044 F/C I -81% Northern Ireland
91 Tate Liverpool 158,692 F/C I -76% Eng excl Lon TATE
92 Charlecote Park 156,766 F/C Mix -37% Eng excl Lon NT
93 WWT Slimbridge 156,649 C O -40% Eng excl Lon WWT
94 Mount Stewart 155,928 F/C Mix -35% Northern Ireland NT
95 Hardwick 155,913 F/C Mix -48% Eng excl Lon NT
96 Chartwell 152,902 F/C Mix -40% Eng excl Lon NT
97 Durham Cathedral 150,684 F I -79% Eng excl Lon
98 Kedleston 150,677 F/C Mix -29% Eng excl Lon NT
99 The Vyne 149,259 F/C Mix -32% Eng excl Lon NT
100 Museum of Science and Industry 148,313 F I -73% Eng excl Lon SMG
101 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 148,204 F/C I -71% Scotland NGS
102 York Minster 147,439 F/C I -79% Eng excl Lon
103 RAF Museum Cosford 144,809 F I -64% Eng excl Lon RAF
104 The Wallace Collection 144,105 F/C I -70% London
105 Baddesley Clinton 143,914 F/C Mix -39% Eng excl Lon NT
106 Hanbury Hall and Gardens 142,974 F/C Mix -37% Eng excl Lon NT
107 Beaulieu 142,542 C Mix -56% Eng excl Lon THE
108 Cragside 141,226 F/C Mix -45% Eng excl Lon NT
109 Blickling 140,534 F/C Mix -38% Eng excl Lon NT
110 Giants Causeway 139,920 F/C Mix -86% Northern Ireland NT
111 IWM Duxford 138,212 C Mix -66% Eng excl Lon IWM
112 Packwood House 135,619 F/C Mix -38% Eng excl Lon NT
113 London Transport Museum 135,411 C I -65% London
114 Corfe Castle 134,799 F/C O -48% Eng excl Lon NT
115 Killerton 134,037 F/C Mix -52% Eng excl Lon NT
116 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 129,803 F I -80% Eng excl Lon BMT
117 Culzean Castle & Country Park 128,328 C Mix -62% Scotland NTS
118 Tintagel Castle 125,238 C O -19% Eng excl Lon EH
119 National War Museum Edinburgh 124,327 C I -85% Scotland NMS
120 Oxford Botanical Gardens and Arboretum 122,071 F/C O -42% Eng excl Lon OUM
121 Dunster Castle 120,218 F/C Mix -42% Eng excl Lon NT
122 Dover Castle 120,184 C Mix -67% Eng excl Lon EH d
123 Harewood House Trust 120,066 C Mix -40% Eng excl Lon THE
124 WWT Martin Mere 119,824 C O -38% Eng excl Lon WWT
125 Ulster Museum 119,385 F I -76% Northern Ireland NMNI
126 V&A Dundee 116,125 F/C I -81% Scotland V&A
127 Shakespeare's Globe 115,204 C Mix -85% London
128 Churchill War Rooms 114,963 C I -81% London IWM
129 Pitt Rivers Museum 112,175 F I -76% Eng excl Lon OUM
130 Royal Museums Greenwich 111,263 F/C I -96% London
131 International Slavery Museum 110,647 F I -72% Eng excl Lon NML
132 Lacock 110,489 F/C Mix -48% Eng excl Lon NT
133 National Science and Media Museum 110,092 F I -75% Eng excl Lon SMG
134 Wrest Park 106,768 C O -21% Eng excl Lon EH
135 Bodnant Garden 106,728 F/C O -61% Wales NT
136 Osborne 105,711 C Mix -70% Eng excl Lon EH
137 WWT London 104,775 C O -45% London WWT
138 Leeds Art Gallery 104,754 F I -78% Eng excl Lon LMG
139 The Fitzwilliam Museum 104,326 F I -70% Eng excl Lon UoCM
140 Trelissick 103,750 F/C Mix -54% Eng excl Lon NT
141 Highland Wildlife Park 103,725 C O -27% Scotland RZSS
142 Crathes Castle 103,209 F/C Mix -33% Scotland NTS
143 St Michael's Mount 102,021 F/C Mix -72% Eng excl Lon NT
144 Speke Hall 99,237 F/C Mix -56% Eng excl Lon NT
145 Walker Art Gallery 98,485 F I -75% Eng excl Lon NML
146 Gallery of Modern Art 96,391 F I -83% Scotland GM
147 Glencoe Visitor Centre 93,547 F O -79% Scotland NTS
148 Saltram 93,138 F/C Mix -63% Eng excl Lon NT
149 V&A Museum of Childhood 90,709 F I -76% London V&A m
150 Burns Birthplace Museum 88,976 C I -66% Scotland NTS
151 Tate St Ives 87,889 F/C I -69% Eng excl Lon TATE
152 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 85,838 F I -77% Scotland NGS
153 Stirling Castle 79,000 C Mix -87% Scotland HES
154 Museum of London (Docklands) 78,381 F I -76% London MOL
155 Audley End House and Gardens 74,627 C Mix -58% Eng excl Lon EH
156 IWM North 72,310 F I -70% Eng excl Lon IWM
157 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield 70,836 C O -48% Eng excl Lon EH
158 Knole 67,621 F/C Mix New Eng excl Lon NT h
159 Whitby Abbey 67,550 C Mix -58% Eng excl Lon EH
160 Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum 66,484 C I -73% Eng excl Lon BMT a
161 Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden 65,713 C O -45% Eng excl Lon EH
162 Shakespeare's Birthplace 62,116 C Mix -85% Eng excl Lon SBT
163 Holkham Hall 61,954 C Mix -31% Eng excl Lon THE
164 Kettle's Yard 61,775 F I -73% Eng excl Lon UoCM
165 Urquhart Castle 59,295 C Mix -89% Scotland HES
166 Canterbury Cathedral 58,102 C Mix -83% Eng excl Lon
167 Walmer Castle and Gardens 57,159 C Mix -62% Eng excl Lon EH
168 Corrieshalloch Gorge 56,060 F O -62% Scotland NTS
169 Kensington Palace 55,557 C I -89% London HRP
170 National Maritime Museum Cornwall 55,209 F/C I -50% Eng excl Lon
171 Ben Lomond 54,266 F O 10% Scotland NTS
172 WWT Arundel 54,170 C O -42% Eng excl Lon WWT
173 Natural History Museum (Tring) 50,682 F I -67% Eng excl Lon NHM
174 Brodie Castle 50,641 C Mix -36% Scotland NTS
175 WWT Washington 50,631 C O -40% Eng excl Lon WWT
176 Mary Rose, The 48,111 C I -75% Eng excl Lon
177 Locomotion 47,539 F I -74% Eng excl Lon SMG
178 Carisbrooke Castle 47,323 C O -64% Eng excl Lon EH
179 Threave Garden 47,095 F/C O -61% Scotland NTS
180 Eltham Palace and Gardens 46,258 C Mix -66% London EH
181 Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden 45,957 F O -30% Scotland NTS
182 Sudbury Hall 45,365 F/C Mix -82% Eng excl Lon NT a
183 Lady Lever Art Gallery 43,964 F I -79% Eng excl Lon NML
184 SS Great Britain 42,642 C Mix -79% Eng excl Lon
185 Lanhydrock 41,692 F/C Mix New Eng excl Lon NT h
186 Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall 41,430 C O -63% Eng excl Lon EH
187 HMS Belfast 41,301 C Mix -87% London IWM a
188 Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farm Life 40,478 C O -16% Scotland NTS
189 Clifford's Tower, York 40,408 C O -75% Eng excl Lon EH c
190 Fyvie Castle 37,632 F/C Mix -43% Scotland NTS
191 Carrick-a-Rede 34,901 F/C O -93% Northern Ireland NT a
192 Mar Lodge Estate 34,556 F O -39% Scotland NTS
193 Glasgow Cathedral 33,900 F Mix -94% Scotland HES
194 WWT Castle Espie 33,736 C O -47% Northern Ireland WWT
195 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 33,713 F I -56% Eng excl Lon UoCM
196 National Museum of Rural Life 33,615 C Mix -70% Scotland NMS
197 WWT Llanelli 32,276 C O -57% Wales WWT
198 Burghley House 31,897 C I -70% Eng excl Lon THE
199 Piermaster's House 31,229 F I -65% Eng excl Lon NML a
200 People's Palace 31,187 F I -86% Scotland GM a
201 University Museum of Zoology 31,182 F I -77% Eng excl Lon UoCM
202 Hermitage 30,458 F O -82% Scotland NTS
203 Kirkstall Abbey 30,395 F O -83% Eng excl Lon LMG
204 St Abb's Head 29,863 F O -53% Scotland NTS
205 Monument to the Great Fire of London, The 29,485 C Mix -84% London CLC a
206 Drum Castle 28,414 F/C Mix -47% Scotland NTS
207 Benmore Botanic Garden 28,339 C O -47% Scotland RBGE
208 Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences 27,780 F I -83% Eng excl Lon UoCM
209 Guildhall Art Gallery 27,712 F/C I -78% London CLC
210 Ben Lawers Visitor Centre 27,345 F O 6% Scotland NTS
211 Ulster Folk Museum 27,194 C O -80% Northern Ireland NMNI n
212 National Museum of Flight 25,159 C Mix -66% Scotland NMS
213 History of Science Museum 24,999 F I -83% Eng excl Lon OUM
214 Kenwood 24,136 F I -82% Eng excl Lon EH
215 Abbey House Museum 22,742 C I -66% Eng excl Lon LMG
216 Leeds City Museum 22,274 F I -92% Eng excl Lon LMG
217 Dawyck Botanic Garden 21,442 C O -42% Scotland RBGE
218 Grey Mare's Tail 21,292 F O -54% Scotland NTS
219 Castle Fraser 20,753 F/C Mix -63% Scotland NTS
220 Ulster American Folk Park 19,285 C O -83% Northern Ireland NMNI
221 Ulster Transport Museum 19,019 C I -83% Northern Ireland NMNI n
222 Inverewe Gardens 18,217 C O -76% Scotland NTS
223 Leith Hall 17,493 F/C Mix -7% Scotland NTS
224 Logan Botanic Garden 17,385 C O -40% Scotland RBGE
225 The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art 16,835 F I -89% Scotland GM a
226 WWT Welney 16,482 C O -46% Eng excl Lon WWT
227 Shakespeare's New Place 16,210 C Mix -87% Eng excl Lon SBT a
228 Doune Castle 15,549 C Mix -90% Scotland HES
229 Scotland Street School Museum 15,107 F I -77% Scotland GM a
230 Sarehole Mill 13,229 C Mix -8% Eng excl Lon BMT
231 Brodick Castle & Country Park 13,114 F/C Mix -81% Scotland NTS
232 Anne Hathaway's Cottage 12,397 C Mix -92% Eng excl Lon SBT a
233 Goatfell 12,151 F O -50% Scotland NTS
234 Linlithgow Palace 12,128 C Mix -88% Scotland HES
235 The Polar Museum 11,681 F I -77% Eng excl Lon UoCM
236 Hill House 11,568 C I -63% Scotland NTS
237 Hall's Croft 10,878 C Mix -87% Eng excl Lon SBT a
238 Greenbank Garden 10,698 C O -51% Scotland NTS
239 Tantallon Castle 10,654 C Mix -77% Scotland HES
240 Fort George 10,443 C Mix -86% Scotland HES
241 Provand's Lordship 10,284 F I -89% Scotland GM a
242 Blackness Castle 10,212 C Mix -87% Scotland HES
243 Pollok House 9,800 C I -83% Scotland NTS
244 Sudley House 9,186 F I -79% Eng excl Lon NML
245 Caerlaverock Castle 9,079 C Mix -77% Scotland HES
246 St Andrews Castle 8,084 C Mix -91% Scotland HES
247 WWT Caerlaverock 7,612 C O -53% Scotland WWT
248 Melrose Abbey 7,536 C Mix -88% Scotland HES
249 Newhailes 7,383 C Mix -89% Scotland NTS
250 Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills 7,172 C Mix -80% Eng excl Lon LMG
251 Killiecrankie Visitor Centre 7,134 F O -94% Scotland NTS
252 Craigmillar Castle 7,100 C Mix -83% Scotland HES
253 Bannockburn Heritage Centre 7,049 C I -84% Scotland NTS
254 Branklyn Garden 6,968 C O -51% Scotland NTS
255 Craigievar Castle 6,759 F/C Mix -72% Scotland NTS
256 Geilston Garden 6,756 C O -51% Scotland NTS
257 Skara Brae 6,642 C Mix -94% Scotland HES
258 Aston Hall 6,501 C Mix -77% Eng excl Lon BMT
259 Iona 6,429 F O -78% Scotland NTS
260 Temple Newsam 5,079 C I -81% Eng excl Lon LMG
261 Dirleton Castle 4,820 C Mix -85% Scotland HES
262 Thwaite Watermill 4,772 C Mix -79% Eng excl Lon LMG
263 Falkland Palace 4,606 C Mix -91% Scotland NTS
264 Aberdour Castle 4,384 C Mix -82% Scotland HES
265 Museum of Classical Archaeology 4,359 F I -67% Eng excl Lon UoCM
266 Barry Mill 4,096 C I -53% Scotland NTS
267 Georgian House 3,890 C I -88% Scotland NTS
268 St Andrews Cathedral 3,807 C Mix -93% Scotland HES
269 Torridon Countryside Centre 3,722 F O -92% Scotland NTS
270 Blakesley Hall 3,639 C Mix -85% Eng excl Lon BMT
271 Museum of the Jewellery Quarter 3,536 C I -82% Eng excl Lon BMT a
272 Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 3,445 F I -80% Scotland GM
273 Dunblane Cathedral 3,338 F Mix -80% Scotland HES
274 Whipple Museum of the History of Science 3,102 F I -74% Eng excl Lon UoCM
275 Dunstaffnage Castle 2,798 C Mix -89% Scotland HES
276 Jedburgh Abbey 2,755 C Mix -91% Scotland HES
277 Tenement House 2,632 C I -89% Scotland NTS
278 Huntly Castle 2,609 C Mix -81% Scotland HES
279 Elgin Cathedral 2,555 C Mix -93% Scotland HES
280 Dryburgh Abbey 2,525 C Mix -87% Scotland HES
281 Keats House 2,328 F/C I -80% London CLC g
282 Dumbarton Castle 2,260 C Mix -92% Scotland HES
283 Soho House 1,996 C Mix -81% Eng excl Lon BMT a
284 Dunfermline Abbey 1,987 C Mix -91% Scotland HES
285 Inchcolm Abbey 1,912 C Mix -90% Scotland HES
286 Inveresk Lodge Garden 1,609 C O -47% Scotland NTS
287 Leeds Discovery Centre 1,474 F I -75% Eng excl Lon LMG i
288 Malleny Garden 1,361 C O -69% Scotland NTS
289 Broughton House & Garden 1,111 C Mix -94% Scotland NTS
290 Kintail Estate 1,097 F O -91% Scotland NTS
291 Weoley Castle 892 F O -89% Eng excl Lon BMT
292 Haddo House 758 F/C Mix -97% Scotland NTS
293 Alloa Tower 723 C I -89% Scotland NTS
294 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot 601 C O -77% Scotland NTS
295 Mary Arden's Farm 597 C Mix -99% Eng excl Lon SBT a
Rank Site Total visits
1 Tate Modern 1,431,704
2 Natural History Museum (South Kensington) 1,296,763
3 British Museum 1,275,466
4 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1,226,289
5 National Gallery The 1,197,143
6 Chester Zoo 1,182,652
7 RHS Garden Wisley 993,516
8 V&A South Kensington 872,240
9 Science Museum 862,085
10 Somerset House 724,310
11 Southbank Centre 679,957
12 Horniman Museum and Gardens 606,329
13 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 550,046
14 Longleat 495,037
15 Westonbirt, The National Arboretum 484,533
16 Attingham Park 483,946
17 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 452,479
18 ZSL London Zoo 450,252
19 Tower of London 447,812
20 National Museum of Scotland 444,437
21 Cliveden 430,975
22 Eden Project 424,023
23 Blenheim Palace 418,473
24 Clumber Park 404,589
25 Tate Britain 396,000
26 Dunham Massey 388,908
27 Royal Academy 385,775
28 Wakehurst 342,545
29 Edinburgh Zoo 335,625
30 Calke Abbey 334,694
31 British Library 334,070
32 Roman Baths and Pump Room 316,436
33 Stonehenge 314,999
34 National Portrait Gallery, London 309,402
35 Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Lode Mill 305,984
36 Beamish 305,000
37 Scottish National Gallery 304,237
38 Royal Albert Hall 299,059
39 RHS Garden Harlow Carr 296,043
40 Polesden Lacey 294,311
41 Chatsworth 291,826
42 Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 287,900
43 IWM London 278,797
44 Edinburgh Castle 276,950
45 RHS Garden Hyde Hall 276,003
46 World Museum 271,058
47 Belton House 264,043
48 Kingston Lacy 263,303
49 Waddesdon Manor 262,849
50 St Paul's Cathedral 260,622
51 Kelvingrove Museum 259,978
52 Stourhead 259,936
53 Sheffield Park and Garden 255,868
54 Riverside Museum 246,933
55 Nymans 243,364
56 Leeds Castle 240,293
57 Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology 239,134
58 Lotherton 230,763
59 Wimpole Estate 230,657
60 Hampton Court Palace 227,447
61 National Railway Museum 222,435
62 Bodleian Libraries 221,953
63 Westminster Abbey 221,772
64 Tyntesfield 215,329
65 Stowe 215,120
66 Museum of Liverpool 214,995
67 Mottisfont 208,021
68 Ickworth 205,183
69 UK Parliament 203,000
70 Old Royal Naval College 201,554
71 Museum of London 198,788
72 Gibside 198,546
73 Cambridge University Botanic Garden 193,490
74 The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre 193,286
75 RAF Museum London 188,227
76 The Royal Opera House Covent Garden 187,365
77 Croome 183,810
78 National Museum Royal Navy 183,061
79 Culloden Visitor Centre 182,496
80 Merseyside Maritime Museum 177,849
81 Shugborough Estate 177,839
82 Quarry Bank 174,909
83 Castle Howard 168,445
84 Tower Bridge 167,247
85 Oxford University Museum of Natural History 167,184
86 Wallington 163,529
87 Glenfinnan Monument 162,536
88 Dyrham Park 162,415
89 RHS Garden Rosemoor 161,514
90 Titanic Belfast 159,044
91 Tate Liverpool 158,692
92 Charlecote Park 156,766
93 WWT Slimbridge 156,649
94 Mount Stewart 155,928
95 Hardwick 155,913
96 Chartwell 152,902
97 Durham Cathedral 150,684
98 Kedleston 150,677
99 The Vyne 149,259
100 Museum of Science and Industry 148,313
101 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 148,204
102 York Minster 147,439
103 RAF Museum Cosford 144,809
104 The Wallace Collection 144,105
105 Baddesley Clinton 143,914
106 Hanbury Hall and Gardens 142,974
107 Beaulieu 142,542
108 Cragside 141,226
109 Blickling 140,534
110 Giants Causeway 139,920
111 IWM Duxford 138,212
112 Packwood House 135,619
113 London Transport Museum 135,411
114 Corfe Castle 134,799
115 Killerton 134,037
116 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 129,803
117 Culzean Castle & Country Park 128,328
118 Tintagel Castle 125,238
119 National War Museum Edinburgh 124,327
120 Oxford Botanical Gardens and Arboretum 122,071
121 Dunster Castle 120,218
122 Dover Castle 120,184
123 Harewood House Trust 120,066
124 WWT Martin Mere 119,824
125 Ulster Museum 119,385
126 V&A Dundee 116,125
127 Shakespeare's Globe 115,204
128 Churchill War Rooms 114,963
129 Pitt Rivers Museum 112,175
130 Royal Museums Greenwich 111,263
131 International Slavery Museum 110,647
132 Lacock 110,489
133 National Science and Media Museum 110,092
134 Wrest Park 106,768
135 Bodnant Garden 106,728
136 Osborne 105,711
137 WWT London 104,775
138 Leeds Art Gallery 104,754
139 The Fitzwilliam Museum 104,326
140 Trelissick 103,750
141 Highland Wildlife Park 103,725
142 Crathes Castle 103,209
143 St Michael's Mount 102,021
144 Speke Hall 99,237
145 Walker Art Gallery 98,485
146 Gallery of Modern Art 96,391
147 Glencoe Visitor Centre 93,547
148 Saltram 93,138
149 V&A Museum of Childhood 90,709
150 Burns Birthplace Museum 88,976
151 Tate St Ives 87,889
152 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 85,838
153 Stirling Castle 79,000
154 Museum of London (Docklands) 78,381
155 Audley End House and Gardens 74,627
156 IWM North 72,310
157 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield 70,836
158 Knole 67,621
159 Whitby Abbey 67,550
160 Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum 66,484
161 Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden 65,713
162 Shakespeare's Birthplace 62,116
163 Holkham Hall 61,954
164 Kettle's Yard 61,775
165 Urquhart Castle 59,295
166 Canterbury Cathedral 58,102
167 Walmer Castle and Gardens 57,159
168 Corrieshalloch Gorge 56,060
169 Kensington Palace 55,557
170 National Maritime Museum Cornwall 55,209
171 Ben Lomond 54,266
172 WWT Arundel 54,170
173 Natural History Museum (Tring) 50,682
174 Brodie Castle 50,641
175 WWT Washington 50,631
176 Mary Rose, The 48,111
177 Locomotion 47,539
178 Carisbrooke Castle 47,323
179 Threave Garden 47,095
180 Eltham Palace and Gardens 46,258
181 Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden 45,957
182 Sudbury Hall 45,365
183 Lady Lever Art Gallery 43,964
184 SS Great Britain 42,642
185 Lanhydrock 41,692
186 Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall 41,430
187 HMS Belfast 41,301
188 Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farm Life 40,478
189 Clifford's Tower, York 40,408
190 Fyvie Castle 37,632
191 Carrick-a-Rede 34,901
192 Mar Lodge Estate 34,556
193 Glasgow Cathedral 33,900
194 WWT Castle Espie 33,736
195 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 33,713
196 National Museum of Rural Life 33,615
197 WWT Llanelli 32,276
198 Burghley House 31,897
199 Piermaster's House 31,229
200 People's Palace 31,187
201 University Museum of Zoology 31,182
202 Hermitage 30,458
203 Kirkstall Abbey 30,395
204 St Abb's Head 29,863
205 Monument to the Great Fire of London, The 29,485
206 Drum Castle 28,414
207 Benmore Botanic Garden 28,339
208 Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences 27,780
209 Guildhall Art Gallery 27,712
210 Ben Lawers Visitor Centre 27,345
211 Ulster Folk Museum 27,194
212 National Museum of Flight 25,159
213 History of Science Museum 24,999
214 Kenwood 24,136
215 Abbey House Museum 22,742
216 Leeds City Museum 22,274
217 Dawyck Botanic Garden 21,442
218 Grey Mare's Tail 21,292
219 Castle Fraser 20,753
220 Ulster American Folk Park 19,285
221 Ulster Transport Museum 19,019
222 Inverewe Gardens 18,217
223 Leith Hall 17,493
224 Logan Botanic Garden 17,385
225 The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life And Art 16,835
226 WWT Welney 16,482
227 Shakespeare's New Place 16,210
228 Doune Castle 15,549
229 Scotland Street School Museum 15,107
230 Sarehole Mill 13,229
231 Brodick Castle & Country Park 13,114
232 Anne Hathaway's Cottage 12,397
233 Goatfell 12,151
234 Linlithgow Palace 12,128
235 The Polar Museum 11,681
236 Hill House 11,568
237 Hall's Croft 10,878
238 Greenbank Garden 10,698
239 Tantallon Castle 10,654
240 Fort George 10,443
241 Provand's Lordship 10,284
242 Blackness Castle 10,212
243 Pollok House 9,800
244 Sudley House 9,186
245 Caerlaverock Castle 9,079
246 St Andrews Castle 8,084
247 WWT Caerlaverock 7,612
248 Melrose Abbey 7,536
249 Newhailes 7,383
250 Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills 7,172
251 Killiecrankie Visitor Centre 7,134
252 Craigmillar Castle 7,100
253 Bannockburn Heritage Centre 7,049
254 Branklyn Garden 6,968
255 Craigievar Castle 6,759
256 Geilston Garden 6,756
257 Skara Brae 6,642
258 Aston Hall 6,501
259 Iona 6,429
260 Temple Newsam 5,079
261 Dirleton Castle 4,820
262 Thwaite Watermill 4,772
263 Falkland Palace 4,606
264 Aberdour Castle 4,384
265 Museum of Classical Archaeology 4,359
266 Barry Mill 4,096
267 Georgian House 3,890
268 St Andrews Cathedral 3,807
269 Torridon Countryside Centre 3,722
270 Blakesley Hall 3,639
271 Museum of the Jewellery Quarter 3,536
272 Glasgow Museums Resource Centre 3,445
273 Dunblane Cathedral 3,338
274 Whipple Museum of the History of Science 3,102
275 Dunstaffnage Castle 2,798
276 Jedburgh Abbey 2,755
277 Tenement House 2,632
278 Huntly Castle 2,609
279 Elgin Cathedral 2,555
280 Dryburgh Abbey 2,525
281 Keats House 2,328
282 Dumbarton Castle 2,260
283 Soho House 1,996
284 Dunfermline Abbey 1,987
285 Inchcolm Abbey 1,912
286 Inveresk Lodge Garden 1,609
287 Leeds Discovery Centre 1,474
288 Malleny Garden 1,361
289 Broughton House & Garden 1,111
290 Kintail Estate 1,097
291 Weoley Castle 892
292 Haddo House 758
293 Alloa Tower 723
294 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot 601
295 Mary Arden's Farm 597
Notes
aSite remained closed from the initial lockdown until the end of 2020
b Figures include tours
c Closed for project work from November 2020
d Secret Wartime Tunnels remained closed throughout 2020
e Reported numbers include visits to the wider estate in 2020, a wider area than the pay barrier operated in 2019
f Closed for renovation work
g When open visitors restricted to 6 people per session
h Number of cars reported in 2020, booking system for car park spaces not individuals
i Site is by appointment only
j Closed from 18 March 2020 due to COVID-19, unable to re-open before scheduled closure for major redevelopment works from 29 June 2020 until 2023
k Restrictions impacted ability to count visitor numbers in normal way
l Bus from visitor centre to stones not operating for part of the year, requiring a long walk to the stones
m Closed from March for refurbishment
n In 2019 a combined figure was provided for these sites
AcronymGroup
BMT Birmingham Museums Trust
CLC City of London Corporation
EH English Heritage
FC Forestry Commission
GM Glasgow Museums
HES Historic Environment Scotland
HRP Historic Royal Palaces
IWM Imperial War Museum
MOL Museum of London
NGS National Galleries of Scotland
NHM Natural History Museum
NML National Museums Liverpool
NMNI National Museums of Northern Ireland
NMS National Museums Scotland
NT National Trust
NTS National Trust for Scotland
OUM Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums
RAF RAF Museum
RBGE Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
RBGK Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
RHS Royal Horticultural Society
SBT Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
SMG Science Museum Group
TATE Tate Gallery
THE Treasure Houses of England
UoCM University of Cambridge Museums
V&A Victoria and Albert Museum
WWT Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
ZSL Zoological Society of London
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