UK Museums See Sharp Drop of 2 Million Visitors in 2016 Attendance Figures

February 3rd, 2017

The UK has seen a 2 million visitor drop in museum attendance in the past year, The Guardian reports, with the highest rate of decline coming from educational trips.  “These figures are clearly disappointing,” says Alistair Brown, a spokesperson for the Museums Association.  “As schools come under greater pressure, they are finding it harder to devote time to out-of-class activities such as museum visits. Children are increasingly missing out on valuable experiences that bring history, science and culture to life and expose them to new ideas.”

Read more at The Guardian