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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  • Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle
    Royal Collection Trust: Windsor Castle
  • Zoological Society of London, Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
    Zoological Society of London: Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
  • Titanic Belfast, Queen's Island, Belfast.
    Titanic Belfast: Queen's Island, Belfast.
  • National Football Museum, Manchester
    National Football Museum: Manchester
  • 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
  • Royal Albert Hall,
    Royal Albert Hall:
  • English Heritage, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
    English Heritage: Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  • 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
  • Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017
    Royal Collection Trust: Buckingham Palace; Summer Opening 2017
  • Historic Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
    Historic Scotland: Edinburgh Castle
  • Eden Project, Cornwall
    Eden Project: Cornwall

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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24 July 2018

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

26 July 2018

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05 September - 06 June 2018

ALVA Council meeting and dinner

Leeds Castle, Kent

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19 June 2018

Looking forward as London hosts MuseumNext

Looking forward as London prepares for MuseumNext Museum delegates are in London this week for the European edition of this year's MuseumNext conference, which kicked off on Monday 18th June for its 10th year. [more...]

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20 Jun 2018

MuseumNext Europe 2018: Museums urged to adopt AI as technology comes to the forefront

For museums to succeed, they must adapt to the ever-expanding presence of artificial intelligences - that was the message delivered to delegates at the MuseumNext European conference, currently taking place in London. [more...]

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19 Jun 2018

Christo causes a stir with 20m high floating Serpentine sculpture

Environmental artist Christo has completed his latest mammoth temporary structure: a 20m stack of barrels floating in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake. [more...]

Upcoming events

24 July 2018

ALVA Summer Lunch

Farrer & Co, London

26 July 2018

ALVA Finance Directors' Forum

Farrer & Co, London

16 August 2018

ALVA Scotland Members' Meeting

Edinburgh Castle

05 September - 06 June 2018

ALVA Council meeting and dinner

Leeds Castle, Kent

[more events...]

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