Posted by: bluesyemre | March 7, 2016

Three #LondonMuseums totalled more visitors than #Venice in 2015


In St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal, Venice has some of the world’s recognisable tourist attractions. But the Italian city was eclipsed in terms of visitor numbers last year by just three London museums – the Victoria and Albert,Natural History Museum and Science Museum. London’s popularity, combined with the relative weakness of the pound making UK holidays less expensive, has helped to produce a bumper year for tourism across the country, with a record 124.4 million visitors (domestic as well as overseas) flocking to top attractions.

Blockbuster exhibitions such as Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A combined with late-night openings and membership events were driving interest from “a younger and culturally curious” new audience, according to Bernard Donoghue, the director of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva).

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