ALVA's members are the UK's most popular, iconic and important museums, galleries, palaces, castles, cathedrals, zoos, historic houses, heritage sites, gardens and leisure attractions.

They comprise over 2200 tourist sites, hosting over 119 million domestic and overseas visitors each year - around 28% of the visits made annually in the UK.

We represent our members to Government, media and business and lobby for support for the sector. We provide training, benchmarking and advocacy initiatives to assist our members continually improve the visitor experience. 

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  • Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
    Zoological Society of London: Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter
    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
  • Treasure Houses of England, Chatsworth; House Style - Five centuries of Fashion
    Treasure Houses of England: Chatsworth; House Style - Five centuries of Fashion
  • National Football Museum, Manchester
    National Football Museum: Manchester
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle
    Royal Collection Trust: Windsor Castle
  • Eden Project, Cornwall
    Eden Project: Cornwall
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
    Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
  • National Portrait Gallery, Absent Friends; Howard Hodgkin
    National Portrait Gallery: Absent Friends; Howard Hodgkin
  • Titanic Belfast, Queen's Island, Belfast.
    Titanic Belfast: Queen's Island, Belfast.
  • National Trust, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
    National Trust: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
  • St Paul's Cathedral, 'Ecce Homo' by Mark Wallinger
    St Paul's Cathedral: 'Ecce Homo' by Mark Wallinger
  • Continuum Group Ltd, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
    Continuum Group Ltd: Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
  • Treasure Houses of England, Leeds Castle, Kent
    Treasure Houses of England: Leeds Castle, Kent
  • English Heritage, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
    English Heritage: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  • National Gallery, Michelangelo and Sebastiano
    National Gallery: Michelangelo and Sebastiano

ALVA's members are the UK's most popular, iconic and important museums, galleries, palaces, castles, cathedrals, zoos, historic houses, heritage sites, gardens and leisure attractions.

They comprise over 2200 tourist sites, hosting over 119 million domestic and overseas visitors each year - around 28% of the visits made annually in the UK.

We represent our members to Government, media and business and lobby for support for the sector. We provide training, benchmarking and advocacy initiatives to assist our members continually improve the visitor experience. 

View our online brochure

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20-20 July 2017

Finance Directors Forum

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25 July 2017

ALVA Board meeting and Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2017

ALVA Scotland meeting

Kelvinhall

11 September 2017

ALVA Education Managers's forum

Roman Baths, Bath

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Latest News

ALVA NEWS

12 June 2017

ALVA Director appointed Mayor of London's Ambassador for Cultural Tourism

ALVA Director Bernard Donoghue has been appointed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to be the Mayor's Ambassador for Cultural Tourism and a member of the Mayor's Cultural Leadership Board. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

23 Jun 2017

Exclusive: Moscow startup eyes global expansion with free-roam VR experiences

Russian virtual reality startup Anvio VR has set its sights on establishing multiple worldwide attractions after launching its debut product, a free-roam multiplayer zombie shooter which tracks the entire human body. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

21 Jun 2017

Paramount splits from £3.2bn Kent theme park project

London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has announced a surprise split from the film studio, which was to act as the masthead for the multi-billion-pound attraction. [more...]

Upcoming events

20-20 July 2017

Finance Directors Forum

Farrer & Co

25 July 2017

ALVA Board meeting and Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2017

ALVA Scotland meeting

Kelvinhall

11 September 2017

ALVA Education Managers's forum

Roman Baths, Bath

[more events...]

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