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Libraries, Archives, Museums and Publishing Online Statistics Tables

   
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Library visits
2007-08
Total no.
2002-03
Total no.
Public libraries
328,485,042
323,042,482
visits to public libraries per capita
5.4
5.5
Academic libraries
119,840,000
118,605,000
visits per FTE student
68.5

71.5

Source: Public - CIPFAc; Academic - SCONUL
Table updated Dec 09
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Archive visits
  2007-08 (GB) 2002-03 (E&W)
Local Authority archives ¹
973,905
935,580

Attendance at learning events/lectures

235,824
71,833
The National Archives ²
92,855
108,458
Source: CIPFAa 2009, 2004; TNA
¹ Grossed totals
² Excludes visits to the Family Records Centre
Table updated Dec 09
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Museum visits
 
2007-08
2002-03
Source
DCMS sponsored museums ¹
40.3m
33.6m
DCMS
Index of trends in visits to all museums (England)
126
110
VisitEngland, 2009
Total repeat visits to DCMS museums
17.1m
17.3m
DCMS
¹ Excludes overseas visitors to Geffrye Museum and Royal Armouries.
See www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/museums_and_galleries/3383.aspx for a list of DCMS sponsored museums.
Table updated Dec 09
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Top 10 most visited museums in England in 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
Victoria & Albert Museum
2,420,815
National Portrait Gallery
1,843,266
Tate Britain
1,618,309
British Library Exhibition Galleries
1,255,832
Tate Liverpool
1,088,504
Source: VisitEngland, 2009
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