National Museums Liverpool (UK) launched it’s social and economic impact report, with the following findings:

“While a number of national museums have reported drops in their visitor figures, National Museums Liverpool has quadrupled its visitor numbers by 360% since 2000, and is bucking the trend with an 11% increase in 2016, as 3 million people passed through the doors of the group’s eight museums and galleries.”

“The report also revealed that the organisation contributes more than 1,200 jobs locally, and supported the local economy further in 2015/16 by spending £5m on suppliers in the North West and £2m in the Liverpool City Region.”

“In 2015/16, more than a third of visitors came from within the Liverpool City Region, and 67% of local visitors made repeat visits. The report also highlighted that 77% more schoolchildren are visiting Liverpool’s museums and galleries than in 2004, and the 163,000 that visited in 2015/16, came from 75% of all Liverpool City Region schools.”

The report, “Making a Difference: The economic and social impact of National Museums Liverpool (pdf) is available at the National Museums Liverpool web site.