Visitor numbers to sponsored museums in England 2002-2019

This statistic displays the number of visitors to museums sponsored by the UK government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in England between 2002/03 and 2018/19. In 2018/19, sponsored museums attracted around 49.8 million visitors, approximately 16 million more than in 2002/03.

Number of visitors to museums sponsored by the DCMS in England from 2002/03 to 2018/19

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2002/03 to 2018/19*

Supplementary notes

* Periods run April to March of each year.
Museums sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) include the following: British Museum, Geffrye Museum, Horniman Museum, Imperial War Museum, National Gallery, National Maritime Museum, National Museums Liverpool, Science Museum Group, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Royal Armouries, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Tate Galleries, Tyne and Wear Museums, Victoria and Albert Museum and Wallace Collection.

Figures have been rounded.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Museums in the United Kingdom (UK)"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.