English Heritage

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many events were staged at English Heritage properties in each of the last five years; and what the total attendance at these events was.

Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Culture; Minister for the East of England), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The information requested, as provided by English Heritage, is set out in the table.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Events Visitor Nos. Events Visitor Nos. Events Visitor Nos. Events Nos. Events Visitor Nos. Events Visitor Nos. to date Visitor Nos. expected in 20 08
London 91 9,039 163 15,003 63 20,356 86 24,636 39 18,832 58 17,759 19,100
East Midlands 85 35,573 76 24,150 43 29,176 28 29,137 22 29,934 18 23,480 24,358
East of England 44 79,485 78 82,038 36 21,220 43 36,500 36 62,287 32 55,865 77,290
South East 94 57,182 180 65,267 51 73,096 62 160,134 55 91,425 47 105,676 134,311
South West 96 44,524 172 52,883 56 62,710 72 105,943 55 61,298 51 59,681 68,949
West Midlands 49 41,693 90 33,186 52 51,067 55 52,493 58 47,730 48 35,561 51,150
Yorkshire 85 30,439 152 65,875 36 85,134 66 80,468 80 110,686 87 84,872 101,090
North West 18 10,931 54 9,531 30 19,487 25 16,044 16 21,278 18 14,165 19,450
North East 138 75,888 109 29,783 49 53,729 42 42,426 39 46,656 49 48,980 49,450
Festival of History 1 7,864 1 14,100 1 17,000 1 17,156 1 17,500 1 17,784 17,784
Total 701 392,618 1,075 391,816 417 432,975 480 564,937 401 507,626 409 463,823 562,932

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