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Fitzwilliam museum is East region's most popular free attraction

By Ben Comber

The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Cambridge University museums took three of the top ten spots.

Top ten in the east

1 Fitzwilliam Museum

2 Needham Lake and Nature Reserve

3 The Sedgwick Museum

4 The Natural History Museum at Tring

5 RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve

6 Wyken Hall Gardens and Wyken Vineyards

7 Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

8 RNLI Henry Blogg Museum

9 Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

10 The View Visitor Centre

Visit England have announced their annual list of the most popular visitor attractions in the country for 2016, and the Fitzwilliam has come out of top for the East region.

The survey gathered information from more than 1,500 English attractions.

The results are complied by Visit England into a national list of 20 and is also broken down into all regions, to see their full announcement click here.

Tourism Minister John Glen said: “We have an amazing range of world-class attractions in England that draw in millions of visitors every year.

“Whether it is our unique historic buildings, internationally important museums or stunning gardens, there is a huge amount to see and do.

“Ensuring that all parts of the country benefit from our tourism industry is a key government priority so it is fantastic to see such growth across the regions.”

This accolade comes shortly after the museum announced that they had welcomed their highest number of visitors on record for the bicentennial year in 2016.

Visits to England’s attractions rose by 2 per cent in 2016, with attractions reporting revenues up by 7 per cent.


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