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
  • 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
  • Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017
    Royal Collection Trust: Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017
  • Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
    Zoological Society of London: Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
  • English Heritage, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
    English Heritage: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  • 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
  • Treasure Houses of England, Leeds Castle, Kent
    Treasure Houses of England: Leeds Castle, Kent
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • National Football Museum, Manchester
    National Football Museum: Manchester
  • Royal Albert Hall,
    Royal Albert Hall:
  • Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle
    Royal Collection Trust: Windsor 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

20-21 September 2017

ALVA Council Meeting and AGM

Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham

Our members can take a tour of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a reception and dinner in the Art Gallery. On Thursday morning we have our Council meeting and AGM at 'Think Tank'. [more...]

04 October 2017

Visitor Attractions Conference 2017

QEII Centre, Westminster, London

The essential event for owners, managers and marketers of a visitor attraction, for opinion-formers and tourism or heritage professionals. VAC is a national conference organised by the industry - including ALVA. https://www.vacevents.com/ [more...]

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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

14 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister

John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to grow after it makes its exit from the European Union (EU), saying that it was in the “common interest” of Europe to make Britain accessible. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

13 Sep 2017

Foster + Partners' evolution of iconic London Zoo aviary gets green light

Foster + Partners’ plans to reinvigorate the famous Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo have received planning approval from Westminster Council. [more...]

Upcoming events

20-21 September 2017

ALVA Council Meeting and AGM

Birmingham Museums Trust, Birmingham

Our members can take a tour of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a reception and dinner in the Art Gallery. On Thursday morning we have our Council meeting and AGM at 'Think Tank'. [more...]

04 October 2017

Visitor Attractions Conference 2017

QEII Centre, Westminster, London

The essential event for owners, managers and marketers of a visitor attraction, for opinion-formers and tourism or heritage professionals. VAC is a national conference organised by the industry - including ALVA. https://www.vacevents.com/ [more...]

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