The National Museum of Scotland is the first Scottish attraction to reach the Top 10 in the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) annual list. The Museum recorded a 29% increase to just under 1.9 million visitors during 2012.

Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland, said:

“2012 was our first full year of operation since the £47 million transformation of the National Museum of Scotland. Our commitment and investment to this project has been rewarded with a leap into the Top 10 UK visitor attractions, the first time a Scottish attraction has reached the top ten. Visitor numbers more than doubled when compared to 2007, prior to redevelopment.

“These results demonstrate that Scotland has world class attractions and that National Museums Scotland is leading the sector.”

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