Museums in the United Kingdom (UK)

Statistics report on museums in the United Kingdom (UK)

Museums in the United Kingdom (UK)

This report presents a range of statistics and facts on museums in the United Kingdom (UK). Aside from providing key data on income, employment, and attendance, it includes figures on visitor demographics and attitudes. The report also gives an insight into the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visits to museum websites, and the use of digital communication channels.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Basic Statistic Leading countries worldwide with the highest number of museums 2021
  • Premium Statistic Attendance at most visited museums worldwide 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Leading museums by highest attendance worldwide 2019-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of museum enterprises in the UK 2019-2023, by revenue
  • Premium Statistic Monthly revenue of libraries, museums, and cultural services in the UK 2019-2023
  • Premium Statistic Cultural products international consumers associated with the UK 2022

Workforce

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  • Premium Statistic Cultural sector's employment in the UK 2020-2022, by industry
  • Basic Statistic Museum, gallery, and library industry's employment in the UK 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of museum enterprises in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019-2023, by employees
  • Basic Statistic Share of management staff of funded museums in England 2022-2023, by gender
  • Basic Statistic Gender pay gap of museums and galleries in the UK 2021-2022

Income and funding

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  • Premium Statistic Income from admissions of government funded museums in England 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Income from admissions of government funded museums in England 2019-2022, by museum
  • Premium Statistic Trading income of government funded museums in England 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Trading income of government funded museums in England 2019-2022, by museum
  • Premium Statistic Fundraising income of government funded museums in England 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Fundraising income of government funded museums in England 2019-2022, by museum
  • Premium Statistic Arts Council England subsidies 2020-2023, by industry

Museum attendance

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  • Premium Statistic Total number of visitors to government funded museums in England 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of visitors to government funded museums in England 2019-2022, by museum
  • Premium Statistic Total number of overseas visitors to government funded museums in England 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic Overseas visitors to government funded museums in England 2019-2022, by museum
  • Premium Statistic Share of UK and overseas visitors to government funded museums in England 2021-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of educational visits to government funded museums in England 2019-2022
  • Basic Statistic Leading free visitor attractions in Scotland 2019-2022, by attendance
  • Premium Statistic Number of visits to national museums in Wales 2016-2021

Visitor demographics and attitudes

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  • Premium Statistic Museum and gallery attendance in England 2005-2023
  • Premium Statistic Museum and gallery attendance in England 2021-2023, by age
  • Premium Statistic Museum and gallery attendance in England 2022-2023, by Acorn classification
  • Premium Statistic Museum and gallery attendance in England 2022-2023, by ethnicity
  • Premium Statistic Museum and gallery attendance frequency in England 2022-2023
  • Premium Statistic Museum visitors who would recommend a visit to funded museums in England 2021-2022

Impact of COVID-19

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  • Premium Statistic Share of attractions fully closed due to COVID-19 in England 2022, by category
  • Premium Statistic Growth rate of admissions to visitor attractions in England 2020-2022, by category
  • Premium Statistic Growth rate of visitor attractions' gross revenue in England 2022, by category
  • Premium Statistic Occupancy levels at non-national museums in England 2021-2022, by museum size
  • Premium Statistic Median economic impact of non-national museums in England 2019-2022

Digitalization

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  • Premium Statistic Share of visitor attractions communicating digitally in England 2020-2022, by channel
  • Premium Statistic Share of museums and galleries communicating digitally in England 2022, by channel
  • Premium Statistic Number of website visits to government funded museums in England 2019-2022, by museum
  • Premium Statistic Share of website visits of non-national museums in England 2021-2022, by museum size

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