List of most visited museums in the United Kingdom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
British Museum, London
Tate Modern, London
National Gallery, London
Natural History Museum, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This article lists the most visited museums in the United Kingdom (including art galleries). The list of 40 is based on the 2012 attendance numbers of the members of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions unless otherwise noted.[1]

Rank Museum Location Country Visitor Count
1
British Museum London  England 5,575,946
2
Tate Modern London  England 5,318,688
3
National Gallery London  England 5,163,902
4
Natural History Museum London  England 5,021,762
5
Victoria and Albert Museum London  England 3,231,700
6
Science Museum London  England 2,989,000
7
National Portrait Gallery London  England 2,096,858
8
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh  Scotland 1,893,521
9
Tate Britain London  England 1,534,781
10
Saatchi Gallery[2] London  England 1,413,605
11
Royal Academy of Arts London  England 1,200,000
12
National Maritime Museum London  England 1,128,944
13
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow  Scotland 1,037,594
14
Museum of Liverpool Liverpool  England 1,011,056
15
Riverside Museum Glasgow  Scotland 1,008,092
16
Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh  Scotland 961,311
17
Imperial War Museum London  England 957,952
18
Ashmolean Museum Oxford  England 846,180
19
Merseyside Maritime Museum Liverpool  England 845,709
20
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery[2] Birmingham  England 764,341
21
World Museum Liverpool Liverpool  England 716,579
22
National Railway Museum York  England 716,000
23
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester  England 682,000
24
Royal Observatory, Greenwich London  England 628,982
25
Tate Liverpool Liverpool  England 620,124
26
St Fagans National History Museum[3] Cardiff  Wales 600,735
27
Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow  Scotland 595,977
28
Oxford University Museum of Natural History Oxford  England 548,672
29
National Media Museum Bradford  England 504,000
30
National War Museum Edinburgh  Scotland 492,743
31
National Museum Cardiff[3] Cardiff  Wales 447,399
32
International Slavery Museum Liverpool  England 444,070
33
V&A Museum of Childhood London  England 427,200
34
Imperial War Museum Duxford Duxford  England 375,323
35
Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford  England 372,542
36
Churchill War Rooms London  England 343,690
37
Walker Art Gallery Liverpool  England 337,799
38
Imperial War Museum North Manchester  England 328,523
39
Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh  Scotland 327,980
40
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh  Scotland 314,814

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Visits made in 2012 to Visitor Attractions in Membership with ALVA". Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Special Report: Visitor Figures 2012" (PDF). The Art Newspaper (245). London. April 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Cumulative Visitor Figures 2012–2013". Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales. Retrieved 20 July 2013.