Overseas visitors to selected museums in England 2016-2019

This statistic displays the number of overseas visitors to museums sponsored by the UK government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in England from 2016/17 to 2018/19. The British Museum in London attracted the most overseas visitors with around 3.8 million visits recorded between April 2018 and March 2019. In 2018/19 National Gallery has surpassed the British museum in number of international visitors by approximately one hundered thousand visits.

Number of overseas visitors to DCMS sponsored museums in England in 2016/17 and 2018/19, by museum

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Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2016/17 and 2018/19*

Supplementary notes

* Periods run April to March of each year.
** The source adds the following note "Science Museum Group does not include overseas visits for the National Coal Mining Museum."
Figures have been rounded.

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