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

26-27 February 2018

ALVA Council meeting

Royal Albert Hall, London

13 March 2018

ALVA Event Managers' Forum

Westminster Abbey, London

15 March 2018

ALVA Theatre and Performance at Attractions conference

The RAF Club, London

This one-day conference will look at case studies of attractions which have fostered creative partnerships to bring their stories of their people, places and collections to new audiences. [more...]

22-22 March 2018

ALVA Fundraising Forum

Kingston Smith

[more events...]

Latest News

ALVA NEWS

22 February 2018

Tourism Minister Michael Ellis MP and the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson MP to speak at ALVA Council meeting

The new Minister for Culture, Heritage and Tourism, Michael Ellis MP, and the Shadow Culture Secretary and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson MP, will address the ALVA Council meeting when it meets at the Royal Albert Hall in February. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

23 Feb 2018

HLF considers change to funding methods

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is changing the way it hands out finances for British projects, with the organisation considering the introduction of loans and corporate funding objectives starting next year. [more...]

INDUSTRY NEWS

22 Feb 2018

Liverpool creates action plan as Unesco threatens removal of historic city from World Heritage list

In a bid to protect its World Heritage status, the City of Liverpool and Historic England have drawn up a heritage action plan, created to navigate the threat posed by a proposed development of the city’s waterfront, which could see it struck from the Unesco register. [more...]

Upcoming events

26-27 February 2018

ALVA Council meeting

Royal Albert Hall, London

13 March 2018

ALVA Event Managers' Forum

Westminster Abbey, London

15 March 2018

ALVA Theatre and Performance at Attractions conference

The RAF Club, London

This one-day conference will look at case studies of attractions which have fostered creative partnerships to bring their stories of their people, places and collections to new audiences. [more...]

22-22 March 2018

ALVA Fundraising Forum

Kingston Smith

[more events...]

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