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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  • Treasure Houses of England, Leeds Castle, Kent
    Treasure Houses of England: Leeds Castle, Kent
  • Eden Project, Cornwall
    Eden Project: Cornwall
  • Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle
    Royal Collection Trust: Windsor Castle
  • 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
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
    Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
  • English Heritage, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
    English Heritage: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  • Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
    Zoological Society of London: Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
  • National Trust, Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
    National Trust: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
  • National Football Museum, Manchester
    National Football Museum: Manchester
  • 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
  • Royal Albert Hall,
    Royal Albert Hall:

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

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

13 March 2018

ALVA Event Managers' Forum

Westminster Abbey, 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

18 Jan 2018

Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma

V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

17 Jan 2018

Bayeux Tapestry coming to Britain for first time in 950 years

The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be loaned to a British museum for the first time in nearly a millennium. [more...]

Upcoming events

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

13 March 2018

ALVA Event Managers' Forum

Westminster Abbey, London

[more events...]

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