33880?ns=guardian&pageName=British+tourist+attraction+visitors+figures%3A+who%27s+up+and+who%27s+down%3F%3AGraphic%3A1523124&ch=News&c3=GU.co.uk&c4=Museums+%28Culture%29%2CMuseums+%28Education%29%2CArts+policy+%28Culture%29%2CCulture%2CHeritage+%28Culture%29%2CArt+and+design%2CLondon+%28Travel%29%2CLondon+%28News%29%2CNational+Gallery%2CTate+Modern%2CV%26A&c5=Society+Weekly%2CArt%2CNot+commercially+useful%2CEducation+Weekly+Education%2CUK+Travel&c6=Stephen+Bates&c7=11-Feb-23&c8=1523124&c9=Graphic&c10=Blogpost&c11=News&c13=&c25=Datablog&c30=content&h2=GU%2FNews%2Fblog%2FDatablogVisits to Britain’s major tourist attractions are surviving the recession. Find out which galleries, museums and stately homes are getting how many people
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Visits to major British tourist attractions held steady last year, despite the recession, bad weather and the Icelandic volcanic eruption, according to figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, with locations featured in films and television series featuring strongly.

The British Museum topped the visitor numbers for the fourth year running, boosted by the BBC Radio 4 series on A History of the World in 100 Objects presented by its director Neil MacGregor.

Second came Tate Modern and third, the National Gallery. Antony, a National Trust 18thC mansion in Cornwall, saw its visitor numbers quadruple following Tim Burton’s movie Alice in Wonderland, which was filmed there.

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