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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  • Titanic Belfast, Queen's Island, Belfast.
    Titanic Belfast: Queen's Island, Belfast.
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, The Making of Harry Potter
    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
  • National Trust, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
    National Trust: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
  • Treasure Houses of England, Chatsworth; House Style - Five centuries of Fashion
    Treasure Houses of England: Chatsworth; House Style - Five centuries of Fashion
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • English Heritage, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
    English Heritage: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  • National Football Museum, Manchester
    National Football Museum: Manchester
  • Treasure Houses of England, Leeds Castle, Kent
    Treasure Houses of England: Leeds Castle, Kent
  • Eden Project, Cornwall
    Eden Project: Cornwall
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
    Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
  • Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
    Zoological Society of London: Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
  • Royal Albert Hall,
    Royal Albert Hall:
  • Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle
    Royal Collection Trust: Windsor Castle
  • Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017
    Royal Collection Trust: Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017

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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24 July 2018

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

26 July 2018

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05 September - 06 June 2018

ALVA Council meeting and dinner

Leeds Castle, Kent

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ALVA NEWS

19 June 2018

Looking forward as London hosts MuseumNext

Looking forward as London prepares for MuseumNext Museum delegates are in London this week for the European edition of this year's MuseumNext conference, which kicked off on Monday 18th June for its 10th year. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

16 Jul 2018

British space tourism one small step closer as Scotland confirmed to host UK's first spaceport

The Scottish Highlands are set to become the hub for British space travel, a sector which could be worth an estimated £3.8bn (US$5bn, €4.3bn) to the UK's economy. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

13 Jul 2018

Good weather leads to tourism industry sizzle for Britain

The current heatwave in Britain has resulted in an economic upturn for the country’s tourism sector. [more...]

Upcoming events

24 July 2018

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

26 July 2018

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05 September - 06 June 2018

ALVA Council meeting and dinner

Leeds Castle, Kent

[more events...]

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