British museums and art galleries hit by 2m fall in visitors

The guardian | Hannah Ellis-Petersen:

The number of visitors to the UK’s major museums and galleries fell by more than 2 million last year, the first decline in almost a decade. A report by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport found that 47.6 million people visited institutions such as Tate Modern, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum between April 2015 and April 2016, a drop from the record-breaking 50 million who went in the previous 12-month period… Read more

Image: The Switch House at Tate Modern, London, drew 143,000 visitors on its opening weekend in June. Photograph: Marc Zakian/Alamy Stock Photo