Museum and gallery visits up 20% in Scotland 3/6/2015

Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) has commissioned new research demonstrating the importance of museums and galleries to tourism in the country.  Findings include:

  • Museums and galleries were the destination in 42% of tourist visits in 2014
  • It is estimated that 27.65 million visits were made to 460 museums and galleries in Scotland in 2014
  • This represents a rise of 20% when compared to figures from 2012
  • The report suggests that the economic impact of museum and galleries in 2014 was an estimated £890.88million, 41% higher than 2012 estimates.

MGS CEO Joanne Orr said, “the results illustrate a sector which is developing in line with the National Strategy for Scotland’s museums and galleries and undertaking inspirational work to develop their visitor experience for local, domestic and international visitors.”  MGS