Attendance at major UK museums takes a plunge

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Gareth Harris:

Visitor figures fell at several UK national museums last year according to a report published by the UK government Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The DCMS funds 15 museums—13 nationals and two non-national institutions—which do not charge admission fees.

Its visitor figures data for the period April 2015 to March 2016 shows a fall in attendance at the Imperial War Museums which runs five venues; the National Gallery in London; the Natural History Museum; the Royal Armouries in Leeds; the Wallace Collection in London and the Tate Gallery group, which covers four sites including Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool (data for the different sites was not available)… Read more

Image: The National Gallery’s visitor numbers were affected by 100 days of strike action in 2015 (Image: Alex/microwavedboy/Flickr creative commons)