Official Statistics

Sponsored museums annual performance indicators 2015-16

This release covers a number of performance indicators for DCMS-sponsored Museums and Galleries, covering the 2015/16 period.

Documents

Sponsored Museums Performance Indicators 2015/16

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Sponsored Museums Performance Indicators 2015/16

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Summary

First published: 25 January 2017

Next update: Autumn 2017

Geographic coverage: England

Frequency of release: Annual

During 2015/16, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) sponsored 15 National Museums which provided free entry to their permanent collections. These museums were:

  • British Museum
  • Geffrye Museum
  • Horniman Museum
  • Imperial War Museums
  • National Gallery
  • National Museums Liverpool
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Natural History Museum
  • Royal Armouries
  • Royal Museums Greenwich
  • Science Museum Group
  • Sir John Soane’s Museum
  • Tate Galleries
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Wallace Collection

The data for this release are collected by the museums through sample surveys, with the exception of the information on educational visits and total visits, which are based on actual counts. Additional guidance is available here and further information on the change in methodology is available here.

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 document contains a list of ministers and officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Sponsored Museums: Performance Indicators. 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: Becky Woods

For any queries please contact 020 7211 6134 or evidence@culture.gov.uk.

Published 25 January 2017
Last updated 22 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. This publication has been updated on 23rd February - Statistics on self-generated income have been added (see chapter 3 and tables 5 to 8). - The total number of visits in 2015/16, which was previously incorrectly reported as 47.6 million, has been corrected to 47.7 million.
  2. First published.