British Museum Draws More Visitors

Published on : Friday, March 7, 2014

British-Museum London attractions topped a list of Britain’s most admired tourist sites and the capital received a remarkable 12 percent increase in visitors, a partial effect from 2012 Olympics.


Based on numbers through the doors in 2013, London attractions consists of 12 most visited locations in Britain, all of which are members of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

Being Britain’s most popular attraction for the last seven years, the British Museum was the most visited spot in Britain last year last too, followed by the National Gallery, with records showing both drew more than 6 million visitors.


The Museum observed 20 percent more tourists than in 2012, with collections attributing everything from Aztec gold to artefacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum.


The Natural History Museum was the third most popular attraction, followed by the Tate Modern, even if visitors to the art gallery were in reality down by eight per cent on 2012.


Kensington’s adored sites, the Science Museum and the V&A, came next, both accruing more than 3 million visitors over the year.


Uncommonly good summer weather conditions positively helped contribute to an eight per cent rise in the visitor’s number touring Britain’s outdoor sites.


Tiger Territory enclosure at the London Zoo and Chester Zoo, The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, National Railway Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Churchill War Rooms, and the HMS Victory were the most popular among them.



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