Museum and galleries visitor figures - January to March 2020
This release provides information about visits to DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries in England.
Between January and March 2020, there were a total of 8.9 million visits to the DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries.
Broadly, visits to the DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries in the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 23.8% compared to the same period the previous year.
Visitor numbers for January and February were broadly in line with those seen for the previous three years, however the March figures were affected by the closure in mid-March as part of Covid-19 control measures and hence are lower compared to previous years.
"The impacts of the corona crisis have been severe on museums all over Europe. In the past two weeks, NEMO has carried out a survey to look at how the situation has impacted museum budgets and operations, how museums cope in these times, how they re-organise their structures and offer new services to their audiences."