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Tourism

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which 10 tourist attractions in England (a) had the most visitors and (b) raised the most revenue in each of the last two years. (301590)

VisitEngland carries out periodical surveys of the free and paid-entry major tourist attractions in England. Based on the self-completion questionnaires returned, the most visited sites in 2007 and 2008 are listed in the table. VisitEngland does not record revenue figures.

Name

Visitors

2007

Xscape Milton Keynes

6,863,733

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

5,500,000

British Museum

5,400,062

Tate Modern

4,915,376

River Lee Country Park

4,515,258

National Gallery

4,159,485

Xscape Castleford

3,742,081

Natural History Museum

3,652,003

Victoria and Albert Museum

2,809,900

Science Museum

2,200,000

2008

British Museum

5,930,000

Tate Modern

4,862,581

National Gallery

4,207,677

Natural History Museum

3,260,731

Science Museum

2,705,677

Sheffield Winter Garden

2,500,000

Victoria and Albert Museum

2,420,815

Grand Pier, Weston-super-mare

2,000,000

National Portrait Gallery

1,843,266

Tate Britain

1,618,309