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|Record Number of Visitors this Summer for the United Kingdom's National Museums|
A total of 809,443 people visited the four branches of Tate in August, a 15% increase on last year. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor.
LONDON.- This summer saw a record number of visitors to the UKs national museums.
Over 5.7 million people visited UK national museums in August 2010. This represents an increase of 11% from August 2009.
A total of 809,443 people visited the four branches of Tate in August, a 15% increase on last year.
The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Wallace Collection both saw a 24% increase in visitors compared to August 2009.
The Natural History Museum had 592,534 visitors, a 17% increase on August 2009, and the National Gallery had 568,375 visitors, an 18% increase.
In total the UKs national museums welcomed over 42 million visitors in 2009/10.
The latest Taking Part National Survey of Participation in Culture and Sport results also show an increase in museum visits. The survey showed that in 2009-10:
46.7% of adults visited a museum, gallery or archive an increase of 11% since the Taking Part survey began in 2005-06.
68.8% of children aged 5-15 visited a museum, gallery or archive.
DCMS-funded national museums have seen a 41% rise in visitor numbers since the introduction of free admission in 2001, from 28.5 million visitors in 2000-01 to over 41 million in 2009-10.
National Maritime Museum 197% increase in visitors since 2001.
National Museums Liverpool 178% increase.
Natural History Museum 159% increase.
Victoria & Albert Museum 105% increase.
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