2007 Visitor Figures

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Visits made in 2007 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA

Rank Site Total visits Charge/free % +/-
1 Blackpool Pleasure Beach 5,500,000 F -3.00%
2 British Museum 5,418,265 F/C 12%
3 Tate Modern 5,191,840 F -6%
4 The National Gallery 4,159,485 F -8%
5 Natural History Museum 3,600,119 F -4.10%
6 Science Museum 2,714,021 F 11%
7 Victoria and Albert Museum (South Kensington) 2,435,300 F 3%
8 Tower of London 2,064,126 C -1%
9 National Maritime Museum 1,695,739 F 10%
10 St Paul's Cathedral 1,623,881 F/C 0%
11 National Portrait Gallery 1,607,767 F 0.50%
12 Tate Britain 1,593,277 F 0%
13 Kew Gardens (RBG) 1,427,096 F/C 5.10%
14 British Library 1,355,425 F 15%
15 Chester Zoo 1,335,773 C 6.70%
16 Edinburgh Castle (Historic Scotland) 1,229,703 C -2%
17 ZSL London Zoo 1,132,366 C 25.10%
18 Eden Project 1,128,107 C -2.30%
19 Canterbury Cathedral 1,068,244 F/C 2%
20 Westminster Abbey 1,058,362 F/C 2.90%
21 Houses of Parliament 994,926 F/C 11%
22 Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath 985,096 C 0%
23 National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh 937,770 F/C N/A
24 Stonehenge (EH) 869,432 C -1%
25 National Museum of Scotland 841,849 F 1%
26 York Minster 815,000 F/C -9%
27 National Railway Museum 812,891 F 8%
28 Imperial War Museum (London) 754,467 F 6%
29 World Museum Liverpool 720,303 F 37%
30 National Media Museum 715,746 F 9%
31 Tate Liverpool 649,029 F 17%
32 St Fagans National History Museum (Wales) 642,289 F 9%
33 Chatsworth House (TH) 606,500 C 0.40%
34 Merseyside Maritime Museum 595,328 F 36%
35 Leeds Castle (TH) 548,654 C 33%
36 The Falkirk Wheel (British Waterways) 513,907 F 18%
37 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 507,459 F/C -6%
38 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 498,456 C 6.60%
39 Hampton Court Palace 488,197 C 3%
40 Wakehurst Place (RBG/NT) 469,683 F/C 8.10%
41 National War Museum (Scotland) 468,125 C 11%
42 Blackpool Tower & Circus 466,545 C -12%
43 Imperial War Museum Duxford 441,334 C 7%
44 Stirling Castle (Historic Scotland) 439,584 C 0%
45 Discovery Museum (Tyne & Wear) 429,706 F 1%
46 Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth 415,511 F/C N/A
47 Blenheim Palace (TH) 381,311 C 1.70%
48 Waddesdon Manor (NT) 374,362 F/C 27%
49 Stourhead (NT) 371,382 F/C 21%
50 V&A Museum of Childhood Refurbished between Nov 05 & Dec 06 357,500 F N/A
51 Royal Armouries (Leeds) 356,440 F 22.90%
52 National Museum Cardiff 355,026 F 22%
53 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (NT) 339,382 F/C 26%
54 Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens 331,296 F -0.90%
55 Beaulieu (TH) 308,401 C -2%
56 Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms 303,428 C 2%
57 Dover Castle (EH) 299,175 C 0%
58 Urquhart Castle (Historic Scotland) 277,394 C 12%
59 Kensington Palace 267,526 C 4%
60 Laing Art Gallery (Tyne & Wear) 257,231 F N/A
61 HMS Belfast 256,556 C -5%
62 Polesden Lacey (NT) 255,210 F/C 6%
63 Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool) 253,987 F 2%
64 National Waterfront Museum (Wales) 249,162 F 0.40%
65 Tate St Ives 245,345 F/C 1%
66 Harewood House (TH) 242,864 C 9.80%
67 Imperial War Museum (North) 223,000 F -6%
68 Larrybane (NT) 222,613 F/C 20%
69 Castle Howard (TH) 216,045 C 6%
70 Osborne House (EH) 215,596 C -6%
71 Penrhyn Castle (NT) 212,718 F/C 17%
72 Belton House (NT) 209,117 F/C 18%
73 St Michael's Mount (NT) 203,235 F/C 4%
74 Cragside Estate (NT) 201,873 F/C 79%
75 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 198,726 F/C N/A
76 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) 195,991 F/C 4%
77 Sheffield Park (NT) 195,744 F/C 15%
78 Cliveden (NT) 193,038 F/C 15%
79 Wallington (NT) 189,851 F/C 16%
80 Lanhydrock (NT) 187,261 F/C 6%
81 Lady Lever Art Gallery (Liverpool) 187,255 F -7%
82 Nymans Garden (NT) 180,214 F/C 17%
83 Attingham Park (NT) 179,343 F/C 36%
84 Tintagel Castle (EH) 177,498 C -3%
85 South Shields Museum & Art Gallery 176,847 F 1%
86 Anglesey Abbey (NT) 175,469 F/C 40%
87 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 172,765 F/C N/A
88 Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh 170,401 F/C N/A
89 Bodiam Castle (NT) 169,370 F/C 8%
90 Kingston Lacy (NT) 168,447 F/C 11%
91 Chartwell (NT) 167,708 F/C 7%
92 Bodnant Garden (NT) 157,609 F/C 4%
93 Sissinghurst (NT) 157,118 F/C 5%
94 Big Pit: National Coal Museum 155,269 F 1.80%
95 Ickworth (NT) 151,568 F/C 29%
96 Hidcote Manor Garden (NT) 151,222 F/C 35%
97 Corfe Castle (NT) 140,317 F/C -9%
98 Hardwick Hall (NT) 136,864 F/C 9%
99 Killerton (NT) 134,799 F/C 1%
100 Dean Gallery (Scotland) 133,043 F/C N/A
101 Claremont Landscape Garden (NT) 131,747 F/C 29%
102 Home Farm Wimpole (NT) 130,225 F/C 11%
103 Mottisfont (NT) 128,103 F/C 2%
104 Brownsea Island (NT) 126,393 F/C 10%
105 Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire (EH) 125,217 C 9%
106 Mount Stewart (NT) 124,684 F/C 10%
107 Kenwood House (EH) 123,312 F -7%
108 Walter Rothschild Museum, Tring 120,416 F 0.50%
109 Dyrham Park (NT) 119,091 F/C 14%
110 Cotehele (NT) 116,910 F/C -1%
111 Dunham Massey (NT) 116,656 F/C 4%
112 Clifford's Tower, York (EH) 116,215 C -5%
113 Trelissick (NT) 115,997 F/C 3%
114 Anderton Boat Lift (British Waterways) 114,853 F -2%
115 1066 Battle of Hastings:Abbey & Battlefield (EH) 113,733 C 0%
116 Calke Abbey (NT) 113,583 F/C 7%
117 Erddig (NT) 113,509 F/C 10%
118 Tyntesfield (NT) 113,461 F/C 10%
119 Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight (EH) 111,391 C -5%
120 Montacute House (NT) 111,070 F/C 5%
121 Castle Drogo Estate (NT) 110,811 F/C 1%
122 Baddesley Clinton (NT) 109,206 F/C 4%
123 Dunster (NT) 104,974 F/C -4%
124 Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall (EH) 99,726 C -2%
125 Burghley House (TH) 89,781 C 48.40%
126 Canterbury Tales 85,869 F/C N/A
127 Fort Nelson, Portsmouth (Royal Armouries) 78,866 F 7.70%
128 National Conservation Centre (Liverpool) 78,644 F 54%
129 National Museum of Flight (Scotland) 78,367 C -25%
130 Arbeia Roman Fort (Tyne & Wear) 77,655 F N/A
131 Oxford Story 68,040 F/C N/A
132 National Museum of Rural Life (Scotland) 57,803 C -5%
133 Oxford Castle 47,230 F/C N/A
134 Sudbury Hall (NT) 45,582 F/C -60%
135 Segedunum Roman Fort (Tyne & Wear) 42,478 F/C N/A
136 Sudley House (Liverpool) reopened May 07 36,253 F N/A
137 Shipley Art Gallery (Tyne & Wear) 33,814 F N/A
138 National Museum of Costume (Scotland) 15,663 C 46%
Rank Site Total visits
1 Blackpool Pleasure Beach 5,500,000
2 British Museum 5,418,265
3 Tate Modern 5,191,840
4 The National Gallery 4,159,485
5 Natural History Museum 3,600,119
6 Science Museum 2,714,021
7 Victoria and Albert Museum (South Kensington) 2,435,300
8 Tower of London 2,064,126
9 National Maritime Museum 1,695,739
10 St Paul's Cathedral 1,623,881
11 National Portrait Gallery 1,607,767
12 Tate Britain 1,593,277
13 Kew Gardens (RBG) 1,427,096
14 British Library 1,355,425
15 Chester Zoo 1,335,773
16 Edinburgh Castle (Historic Scotland) 1,229,703
17 ZSL London Zoo 1,132,366
18 Eden Project 1,128,107
19 Canterbury Cathedral 1,068,244
20 Westminster Abbey 1,058,362
21 Houses of Parliament 994,926
22 Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath 985,096
23 National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh 937,770
24 Stonehenge (EH) 869,432
25 National Museum of Scotland 841,849
26 York Minster 815,000
27 National Railway Museum 812,891
28 Imperial War Museum (London) 754,467
29 World Museum Liverpool 720,303
30 National Media Museum 715,746
31 Tate Liverpool 649,029
32 St Fagans National History Museum (Wales) 642,289
33 Chatsworth House (TH) 606,500
34 Merseyside Maritime Museum 595,328
35 Leeds Castle (TH) 548,654
36 The Falkirk Wheel (British Waterways) 513,907
37 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 507,459
38 ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 498,456
39 Hampton Court Palace 488,197
40 Wakehurst Place (RBG/NT) 469,683
41 National War Museum (Scotland) 468,125
42 Blackpool Tower & Circus 466,545
43 Imperial War Museum Duxford 441,334
44 Stirling Castle (Historic Scotland) 439,584
45 Discovery Museum (Tyne & Wear) 429,706
46 Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth 415,511
47 Blenheim Palace (TH) 381,311
48 Waddesdon Manor (NT) 374,362
49 Stourhead (NT) 371,382
50 V&A Museum of Childhood Refurbished between Nov 05 & Dec 06 357,500
51 Royal Armouries (Leeds) 356,440
52 National Museum Cardiff 355,026
53 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (NT) 339,382
54 Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens 331,296
55 Beaulieu (TH) 308,401
56 Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms 303,428
57 Dover Castle (EH) 299,175
58 Urquhart Castle (Historic Scotland) 277,394
59 Kensington Palace 267,526
60 Laing Art Gallery (Tyne & Wear) 257,231
61 HMS Belfast 256,556
62 Polesden Lacey (NT) 255,210
63 Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool) 253,987
64 National Waterfront Museum (Wales) 249,162
65 Tate St Ives 245,345
66 Harewood House (TH) 242,864
67 Imperial War Museum (North) 223,000
68 Larrybane (NT) 222,613
69 Castle Howard (TH) 216,045
70 Osborne House (EH) 215,596
71 Penrhyn Castle (NT) 212,718
72 Belton House (NT) 209,117
73 St Michael's Mount (NT) 203,235
74 Cragside Estate (NT) 201,873
75 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 198,726
76 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) 195,991
77 Sheffield Park (NT) 195,744
78 Cliveden (NT) 193,038
79 Wallington (NT) 189,851
80 Lanhydrock (NT) 187,261
81 Lady Lever Art Gallery (Liverpool) 187,255
82 Nymans Garden (NT) 180,214
83 Attingham Park (NT) 179,343
84 Tintagel Castle (EH) 177,498
85 South Shields Museum & Art Gallery 176,847
86 Anglesey Abbey (NT) 175,469
87 Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 172,765
88 Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh 170,401
89 Bodiam Castle (NT) 169,370
90 Kingston Lacy (NT) 168,447
91 Chartwell (NT) 167,708
92 Bodnant Garden (NT) 157,609
93 Sissinghurst (NT) 157,118
94 Big Pit: National Coal Museum 155,269
95 Ickworth (NT) 151,568
96 Hidcote Manor Garden (NT) 151,222
97 Corfe Castle (NT) 140,317
98 Hardwick Hall (NT) 136,864
99 Killerton (NT) 134,799
100 Dean Gallery (Scotland) 133,043
101 Claremont Landscape Garden (NT) 131,747
102 Home Farm Wimpole (NT) 130,225
103 Mottisfont (NT) 128,103
104 Brownsea Island (NT) 126,393
105 Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire (EH) 125,217
106 Mount Stewart (NT) 124,684
107 Kenwood House (EH) 123,312
108 Walter Rothschild Museum, Tring 120,416
109 Dyrham Park (NT) 119,091
110 Cotehele (NT) 116,910
111 Dunham Massey (NT) 116,656
112 Clifford's Tower, York (EH) 116,215
113 Trelissick (NT) 115,997
114 Anderton Boat Lift (British Waterways) 114,853
115 1066 Battle of Hastings:Abbey & Battlefield (EH) 113,733
116 Calke Abbey (NT) 113,583
117 Erddig (NT) 113,509
118 Tyntesfield (NT) 113,461
119 Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight (EH) 111,391
120 Montacute House (NT) 111,070
121 Castle Drogo Estate (NT) 110,811
122 Baddesley Clinton (NT) 109,206
123 Dunster (NT) 104,974
124 Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall (EH) 99,726
125 Burghley House (TH) 89,781
126 Canterbury Tales 85,869
127 Fort Nelson, Portsmouth (Royal Armouries) 78,866
128 National Conservation Centre (Liverpool) 78,644
129 National Museum of Flight (Scotland) 78,367
130 Arbeia Roman Fort (Tyne & Wear) 77,655
131 Oxford Story 68,040
132 National Museum of Rural Life (Scotland) 57,803
133 Oxford Castle 47,230
134 Sudbury Hall (NT) 45,582
135 Segedunum Roman Fort (Tyne & Wear) 42,478
136 Sudley House (Liverpool) reopened May 07 36,253
137 Shipley Art Gallery (Tyne & Wear) 33,814
138 National Museum of Costume (Scotland) 15,663

EH = English Heritage
TH = Treasure Houses
NT = National Trust
NTS = National Trust for Scotland
RBG = Royal Botanic Gardens

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