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York's tourist industry

This report has been provided by the Economic Development Unit of the City of York Council

Index

Visits to Tourists Attractions in York

These figures, compiled by the Tourist Board, are drawn from a Survey of Visitors to Attractions, produced by various sources.
e = estimated figure n/a = not available to the Board

Numbers in '000s 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
York Minster
e2,250
e2,000
e2,000
e2,200
e2,000
Jorvik Viking Centre
753
691
603
573
535
National Railway Museum
494
399
405
403
409
Castle Museum
496
429
361
376
350
Impressions Gallery
e250
e202
e250
e250
n/a
City Art Gallery
160
126
131
129
154
Clifford's Tower
151
137
144
156
n/a
Yorkshire Museum
264
n/a
120
99
144
York Dungeon
131
138
135
n/a
n/a
Merchant Adventurer's Hall
e75
e70
e75
e75
e75
Archaeological Resource Centre
62
58
n/a
n/a
48
Treasurer's House
57
51
50
50
45
York Model Railway
e50
e48
e48
e35
40
Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington
50
52
52
70
35
Fairfax House
e43
e42
e34
e36
n/a
York Story
51
45
37
40
35
Yorkshire Museum of Farming
27
e30
26
e27
25
Richard III Museum, Monkgate Bar
n/a
40
50
50
22
The Kings Manor
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
e18
Prince of Wales Regimental Museum
23
16
15
12
n/a
The Guildhall
n/a
n/a
n/a
e7
e6
York Minster Visitor Centre
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
2
Bar Convent Museum
n/a
n/a
n/a
e1
e2




Visitor Attractions Monitor

Since Autumn 1997 the Yorkshire Tourist Board has carried out a survey of a sample of York attractions. The survey shows year-on-year trends, i.e. compares visitor numbers on a month-by-month basis for the current year compared to the previous year.

The results for York since the start of this survey are as follows:

  • Aug 97 +9%
  • Sept 97 -6%
  • Oct 97 +2%
  • Nov 97 +5%
  • Dec 97 +19%
  • Jan 98 +12%
  • Feb 98 +29%
  • Mar 98 -20.9% NB Easter was March in 1997, April in 1998.
  • Apr 98 +16%
  • May 98 -5%
  • June 98 -7.1%
  • July 98 -6.4%
  • Aug 98 -5%
  • Sept 98 -6.6%
  • Oct 98 -6.9%
  • Nov 98 +1.3%

 

 


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