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

11 September 2017

ALVA Education Managers' forum

Roman Baths, Bath

12 September 2017

ALVA Event Managers' forum

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

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

21 Aug 2017

Six design teams shortlisted to bring fire-ravaged Clandon Park mansion back to life

British conservation charity the National Trust has announced a shortlist of six architects in the running to rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park: a historic Palladian mansion that was gutted by a fire in 2015. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

21 Aug 2017

GEM launches training scheme for museums professionals

Arts Council England (ACE) funding has helped the launch of a new training scheme aimed at addressing the challenges facing professionals involved in education in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors. [more...]

Upcoming events

11 September 2017

ALVA Education Managers' forum

Roman Baths, Bath

12 September 2017

ALVA Event Managers' forum

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

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...]

[more events...]

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