MUSEUMS

Visitors

Statistics published by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions show a 6% drop in attendance at London’s seven biggest art institutions over the last three years, falling from 26 million in 2014 to 24,7 million in 2017.

Museums in London

London has over 170 museums with 11 national museums. Three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world are in London and 857 art galleries in total. London has four UNESCO world heritage sites: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace and Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

Top 10

Top 10 UK visitor attractions in 2017:
British Museum – 5.9 million visits
Tate Modern – 5.7 million
National Gallery – 5.2 million
Natural History Museum – 4.4 million
V&A Museum – 3.7 million
Science Museum – 3.3 million
Southbank Centre – 3.2 million
Somerset House – 3.2 million
Tower of London – 2.8 million
Royal Museums Greenwich – 2.6 million