Number of visitors to government funded museums in England 2020, by museum

In the financial year 2019/2020, museums sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in England attracted roughly 47.6 million visitors overall. Between April 2019 and March 2020, the Tate Gallery Group recorded about 8.3 million visitors, ranking it as the most visited sponsored museum group in England. The British Museum and the National Gallery followed on the list with about 5.9 million and 5.5 million visitors, respectively.

Number of visitors to DCMS sponsored museums in England in the financial year 2019/2020, by museum

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Release date

January 2021


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

April 2019 to March 2020

Supplementary notes

*The source specifies that: "Museum of the Home closed on 7 January 2018 to commence its two year capital refurbishment project but continued to host ticketed events which the museum recorded as visitor numbers.

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