Statistical data set

Museums and galleries monthly visits

Provisional statistics on the number of visits to our sponsored museums and galleries are published here every month.

Monthly museum visitor figures - June 2018

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Monthly museum visitor figures - June 2018

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  • Last update: 2 August 2018
  • Next update: 6 September
  • Geographic coverage: England
  • Frequency of release: Monthly

Summary

  • In June 2018 there were a total of 3.9 million visits to the DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries.

  • This is an increase of 9.3% (around 330,000 visits) compared with June 2017.

This release provides information about visits to sponsored museums and galleries in England. The visit figures are updated on the first Thursday of each month (aside from January), and will be one month in arrears to allow time for the museums and galleries to collect the data. The release is a time series including previously published data.

The total visit figure refers to all visits to the sponsored museums and galleries, excluding corporate events.

Data collection methods vary between institutions, and each uses a method appropriate to its situation. All data is collected according to the P I guidance (MS Word Document, 66.6KB) .

All museums and galleries are subject to seasonal fluctuations in the numbers of visits they receive. The general trend is for the visit numbers to be higher during school holidays. Some temporary exhibitions attract large numbers of visits and this will also have an impact on the monthly figures. There may also be occasions when all or part of a museum or gallery is closed for refurbishment, affecting the monthly total.

Figures may be subject to revision. Any amendments will be published on this website in accordance with the Department’s revision statement, available in our compliance statement.

The UK Statistics Authority

This release is published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (2009) produced by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). The UKSA has the overall objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. It monitors and reports on all official statistics, and promotes good practice in this area.

Pre-release access

The Pre-release access list (MS Word Document, 13.1KB) contains a list of ministers and officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Museum and Gallery monthly visit figures. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours.

Contact

Responsible statistician: Wilmah Deda

For any queries please contact 020 7211 6376 or evidence@culture.gov.uk.

Published 1 March 2013
Last updated 2 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with monthly visit figures for June 2018
  2. Updated with the latest visitor numbers for May 2018
  3. Updated with visitor figures for April 2018.
  4. Updated with visitor figures for February 2018.
  5. An error was identified in the published figures for the National Musuems Liverpool whereby one of the sites were omittied from the total figure. A revision has now been made to both the National Museums Liverpool and the total DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries figures.
  6. Updated with the latest visitor figures for January 2018.
  7. Updated with December 2017 visitor figures.
  8. Updated with visitor figures for November 2017.
  9. Updated with visitor figures for October 2017.
  10. Updated with monthly visit figures for September 2017.
  11. Updated with August 2017 data.
  12. Updated with July 2017 monthly visits.
  13. Latest statistics published.
  14. Updated with latest figures for May 2017
  15. Updated with latest figures for April 2017
  16. Updated with the latest statistics for March 2017
  17. Monthly release and new CSV format
  18. Updated statistics.
  19. Updated statistics.
  20. New statistics.
  21. Updated statistics.
  22. Updated statistics for July 2016.
  23. Updated statistics - June 2016.
  24. Updated statistics - May 2016.
  25. Updated figures.
  26. Updated figures.
  27. Updated statistics.
  28. Updated statistics (January 2016).
  29. December 2016 figures.
  30. Revised on 15th January 2016.
  31. Updated data.
  32. Updated statistics.
  33. Updated statistics
  34. Updated statistics
  35. Updated statistics
  36. Updated statistics
  37. Updated statistics
  38. Updated statistics
  39. Updated statistics
  40. Updated monthly museums and galleries visitor figures
  41. Monthly museum figures updated
  42. Publication of sponsored museum and gallery visits November 2014
  43. Publication of sponsored museum and gallery visits for October 2014
  44. Publication of September 2014 visit figures for sponsored museums and galleries
  45. Publication of sponsored museums and galleries visit figures for August 2014
  46. Publication of sponsored museum and gallery visit figures for June 2014
  47. Publication of museums and galleries monthly visits for May 2014
  48. Publication of new dataset for April 2014
  49. December data added
  50. Updated monthly figures to include October 2013
  51. Added pre-release access list
  52. updated monthly figures to include August 2013
  53. Updated summary and added September's report.
  54. Updated statistics
  55. Updated to include month on month and year on year comparisons.
  56. Latest figures added
  57. First published.