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

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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Upcoming events

11 January 2018

Finance Director's Forum

Farrer & Co, Lincoln's Inn Fields

06 February 2018

ALVA Board meeting

National Trust London office

08 February 2018

ALVA Scotland Meeting

National Trust for Scotland, Edinburgh

26-27 February 2018

ALVA Council meeting

Royal Albert Hall, London

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Latest News

ALVA NEWS

08 August 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

08 Dec 2017

Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry will be the third UK City of Culture following an announcement by minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism John Glen. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

07 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Anvio VR signs deals for new sites in US and Europe

Russian virtual reality company Anvio VR has announced plans for a global expansion, starting in London this February, before rolling out its free-roam VR experience across Europe and North America. [more...]

Upcoming events

11 January 2018

Finance Director's Forum

Farrer & Co, Lincoln's Inn Fields

06 February 2018

ALVA Board meeting

National Trust London office

08 February 2018

ALVA Scotland Meeting

National Trust for Scotland, Edinburgh

26-27 February 2018

ALVA Council meeting

Royal Albert Hall, London

[more events...]

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