2004 Visitor Figures

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Visits made in 2004 to visitor attractions in membership with ALVA

Rank Site Total visits Charge/free % +/-
1 Blackpool Pleasure Beach 6,200,000 F 0%
2 The National Gallery 4,959,946 F 13.75%
3 British Museum 4,868,176 F 6.20%
4 Tate Modern 4,441,225 F 12%
5 British Airways London Eye 3,700,000 C 0%
6 Natural History Museum 3,250,376 F 11.90%
7 Science Museum 2,154,366 F -25%
8 Tower of London 2,135,204 C 8%
9 Victoria & Albert Museum (South Ken) 2,010,825 F -11%
10 National Portrait Gallery 1,516,402 F/C 15%
11 National Maritime Museum 1,507,950 F 16%
12 Legoland Windsor 1,369,308 C 4%
13 Edinburgh Castle 1,243,304 C 6%
14 The Eden Project 1,223,959 C -12%
15 Chester Zoo 1,161,684 C/F 8%
16 Canterbury Cathedral 1,091,684 F/C 3%
17 Kew Gardens 1,090,445 C 1.00%
18 Westminster Abbey 1,036,918 F/C 3.40%
19 Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath 1,010,769 C 3%
20 London Zoo 868,958 C 3.40%
21 National Rail Museum 855,072 F 14%
22 Stonehenge (EH) 817,924 C/F 6.80%
23 Royal Museum/Museum of Scotland 761,256 F 10.90%
24 Imperial War Museum (London) 754,597 F 21%
25 St Paul's Cathedral 713,875 C 1%
26 National Museum of Photo, Film & TV 674,443 F -7%
27 Museum of Welsh Life 631,731 F 1%
28 Chatsworth 616,481 C -10%
29 Tate Liverpool 586,914 F -5%
30 National War Museum of Scotland 508,033 C 5.30%
31 Hampton Court Palace 498,278 C -1%
32 The Falkirk Wheel 450,217 F/C -3%
33 Imperial War Museum (Duxford) 444,278 C 0%
34 Whipsnade Wild Animal Park 439,103 C -7%
35 Discovery Museum (Tyne & Wear) 437,865 F 119%
36 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 421,029 C 8%
37 Leeds Castle 413,042 C -4.70%
38 Stirling Castle 408,704 C 6.10%
39 Wakehurst Place (RBG/NT) 408,011 C 6%
40 Harewood House 391,026 C 12.20%
41 Merseyside Maritime Museum 382,409 F 14%
42 Blenheim Palace 363,125 C -1.70%
43 Liverpool Museum 332,764 F -10%
44 Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens 320,628 F 4.80%
45 Beaulieu 318,531 C -3.20%
46 Cabinet War Rooms 306,059 C 5%
47 Royal Armouries Museum 301,908 F 9.20%
48 Stourhead (NT) 300,116 C -7.10%
49 Museum of Liverpool Life 296,063 F -7%
50 National Museum & Gallery (Cardiff) 288,286 F 7.50%
51 HMS Belfast 275,606 C 6%
52 Dover Castle (EH) 273,633 C/F -5.50%
53 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (NT) 251,592 C -7.50%
54 Imperial War Museum (North) 249,325 F -18%
55 Waddesdon Manor (NT) 241,297 C 8.60%
56 Museum of Childhood (V&A) 234,768 F 18%
57 Theatre Museum (V&A) 227,258 F 15%
58 Osborne House (EH) 220,354 C -4.80%
59 Kensington Palace 219,034 C -3%
60 St Michael's Mount (NT) 204,958 C 1.20%
61 Lanhdrock (NT) 204,102 C -3.00%
62 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) 190,320 F/C -2%
63 Tintagel Castle (EH) 181,010 F/C -5.70%
64 The Walker (Liverpool) 172,932 F -14%
65 Castle Howard 171,601 C -12.30%
66 Belton House (NT) 157,108 C -6.80%
67 Penrhyn Castle (NT) 156,806 C 14.20%
68 Big Pit National Mining Museum 141,127 F 26%
69 Larrybane (NT) 138,071 C 3.10%
70 Clifford's Tower (EH) 136,986 C/F 2.40%
71 Welsh Slate Museum 134,367 F -2%
72 Killerton (NT) 121,741 C -9.50%
73 Attingham Park (NT) 120,227 C 10.5
74 Carisbrooke Castle (EH) 117,897 C/F -1.30%
75 Anglesey Abbey (NT) 116,599 C -8.20%
76 Battle Abbey (EH) 116,472 C/F -36.20%
77 Whitby Abbey (EH) 115,368 C/F 2.60%
78 Castle Drogo Estate (NT) 113,946 C -3.70%
79 Lady Lever Art Gallery 112,115 F 20%
80 Dunham Massey (NT) 111,449 C -1.50%
81 Housesteads Roman Fort (EH) 110,694 C/F -3.90%
82 Audley End House (EH) 105,360 C/F -12.70%
83 Crathes Castle (NTS) 94,492 F/C -12%
84 Pollok House (NTS) 92,782 F/C -2%
85 Inverewe Garden (NTS) 89,718 F/C -4%
86 Culloden (NTS) 85,441 F/C 1%
87 Fort Nelson, Portsmouth 79,312 F 1.10%
88 Wilton House 75,500 C -1.10%
89 Museum of Flight (Scotland) 70,013 C 45.50%
90 Roman Legionary Museum (Wales) 67,648 F 4%
91 Museum of Scottish Country Life 57,387 C 9.70%
92 Glencoe 47,748 F/C -22%
93 Blackpool Tower 617 C 3.70%
Rank Site Total visits
1 Blackpool Pleasure Beach 6,200,000
2 The National Gallery 4,959,946
3 British Museum 4,868,176
4 Tate Modern 4,441,225
5 British Airways London Eye 3,700,000
6 Natural History Museum 3,250,376
7 Science Museum 2,154,366
8 Tower of London 2,135,204
9 Victoria & Albert Museum (South Ken) 2,010,825
10 National Portrait Gallery 1,516,402
11 National Maritime Museum 1,507,950
12 Legoland Windsor 1,369,308
13 Edinburgh Castle 1,243,304
14 The Eden Project 1,223,959
15 Chester Zoo 1,161,684
16 Canterbury Cathedral 1,091,684
17 Kew Gardens 1,090,445
18 Westminster Abbey 1,036,918
19 Roman Baths & Pump Room, Bath 1,010,769
20 London Zoo 868,958
21 National Rail Museum 855,072
22 Stonehenge (EH) 817,924
23 Royal Museum/Museum of Scotland 761,256
24 Imperial War Museum (London) 754,597
25 St Paul's Cathedral 713,875
26 National Museum of Photo, Film & TV 674,443
27 Museum of Welsh Life 631,731
28 Chatsworth 616,481
29 Tate Liverpool 586,914
30 National War Museum of Scotland 508,033
31 Hampton Court Palace 498,278
32 The Falkirk Wheel 450,217
33 Imperial War Museum (Duxford) 444,278
34 Whipsnade Wild Animal Park 439,103
35 Discovery Museum (Tyne & Wear) 437,865
36 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 421,029
37 Leeds Castle 413,042
38 Stirling Castle 408,704
39 Wakehurst Place (RBG/NT) 408,011
40 Harewood House 391,026
41 Merseyside Maritime Museum 382,409
42 Blenheim Palace 363,125
43 Liverpool Museum 332,764
44 Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens 320,628
45 Beaulieu 318,531
46 Cabinet War Rooms 306,059
47 Royal Armouries Museum 301,908
48 Stourhead (NT) 300,116
49 Museum of Liverpool Life 296,063
50 National Museum & Gallery (Cardiff) 288,286
51 HMS Belfast 275,606
52 Dover Castle (EH) 273,633
53 Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (NT) 251,592
54 Imperial War Museum (North) 249,325
55 Waddesdon Manor (NT) 241,297
56 Museum of Childhood (V&A) 234,768
57 Theatre Museum (V&A) 227,258
58 Osborne House (EH) 220,354
59 Kensington Palace 219,034
60 St Michael's Mount (NT) 204,958
61 Lanhdrock (NT) 204,102
62 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) 190,320
63 Tintagel Castle (EH) 181,010
64 The Walker (Liverpool) 172,932
65 Castle Howard 171,601
66 Belton House (NT) 157,108
67 Penrhyn Castle (NT) 156,806
68 Big Pit National Mining Museum 141,127
69 Larrybane (NT) 138,071
70 Clifford's Tower (EH) 136,986
71 Welsh Slate Museum 134,367
72 Killerton (NT) 121,741
73 Attingham Park (NT) 120,227
74 Carisbrooke Castle (EH) 117,897
75 Anglesey Abbey (NT) 116,599
76 Battle Abbey (EH) 116,472
77 Whitby Abbey (EH) 115,368
78 Castle Drogo Estate (NT) 113,946
79 Lady Lever Art Gallery 112,115
80 Dunham Massey (NT) 111,449
81 Housesteads Roman Fort (EH) 110,694
82 Audley End House (EH) 105,360
83 Crathes Castle (NTS) 94,492
84 Pollok House (NTS) 92,782
85 Inverewe Garden (NTS) 89,718
86 Culloden (NTS) 85,441
87 Fort Nelson, Portsmouth 79,312
88 Wilton House 75,500
89 Museum of Flight (Scotland) 70,013
90 Roman Legionary Museum (Wales) 67,648
91 Museum of Scottish Country Life 57,387
92 Glencoe 47,748
93 Blackpool Tower 617

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

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