V&A Museum, London. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

UK museum and attraction visits down by 70% in 2020

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has released 2020 visitor numbers which saw an annual decline of 70 per cent due to the unprecedent impacts of the pandemic. Due to influx in overseas tourists, UK visitor attractions enjoyed a strong start to 2020. However, through the first national lockdown (imposed March 2020) British museums and attractions visitor numbers declined by 66 per cent. By Summer, outdoor sites were given the greenlight to reopen earlier than indoor attractions – making greenspace destinations more popular than ever before. For the first…

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Cú Chulainn Coaster aerial view. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Irish theme park plans €15 million new rollercoasters

Ireland’s only theme park and zoo is set for a major investment. Tayto Park has revealed the approval of two new steel intertwining coasters, with the overall project costing €17 million to design, develop and deliver. Key details have been revealed, with a Suspender Coaster featuring exhilarating speeds of 100 kilometres per hour and a track length of 748 metres. The second ride will be titled Boomerang and will have the capacity for 720 passengers per hour and a series of forward and backward motions. To secure the planning, The…

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