Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsWed, 18 Sep 2019 16:34:06 BST Tate Modern is top visitor attraction in England, according to survey Tate Modern is top visitor attraction in England: Findings from Visit England's annual Attractions Survey have revealed that the Tate Modern welcomed the most visitors through its doors last year, with 5.87 million attendees recorded. The British Museum as a result slipped from the top spot with 5.83 million visitors. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tate-Modern-is-top-visitor-attraction-in-England-according-to-survey-04425 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tate-Modern-is-top-visitor-attraction-in-England-according-to-survey-04425 58% of museum front-of-house staff feel undervalued, reveals poll 58% of museum front-of-house staff feel undervalued: A poll of museum workers has found that 58% of those in front-of-house roles feel undervalued in their work. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58percent-of-museum-front-of-house-staff-feel-undervalued-reveals-poll-04406 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/58percent-of-museum-front-of-house-staff-feel-undervalued-reveals-poll-04406 Art galleries are the least visited heritage attraction for families, finds survey Art galleries are least visited heritage attraction for families: A new survey looking at child-friendly heritage has found that art galleries are the least popular attraction for parents to attend with their children, with 35% saying they have never been to one with their family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Art-galleries-are-the-least-visited-heritage-attraction-for-families-finds-survey-04438 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Art-galleries-are-the-least-visited-heritage-attraction-for-families-finds-survey-04438 Horniman Museum and Gardens voted South London's top 'hidden gem' picnic spot. Horniman Museum and Gardens voted South London's top 'hidden gem' picnic spot: As picnic season is in full flow, a poll by Zipcar UK has revealed some of the top picnic spots across the capital to enjoy some al fresco dining in the summer months - with the Horniman Museum and Gardens scooping the top spot in the category of 'hidden gem' picnic spots in South London. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Horniman-Museum-and-Gardens-voted-South-Londons-top-hidden-gem-picnic-spot-04416 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Horniman-Museum-and-Gardens-voted-South-Londons-top-hidden-gem-picnic-spot-04416 9% rise in visitor numbers at UK attractions, according to research 9% rise in visitor numbers at UK attractions: According to the latest visitor figures, the number of people visiting UK attractions such as museums, galleries, castles and zoos has increased by an average of 8.68% since 2017 - despite the UK seeing a 4% fall in overseas tourists. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/9percent-rise-in-visitor-numbers-at-UK-attractions-according-to-research-04345 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/9percent-rise-in-visitor-numbers-at-UK-attractions-according-to-research-04345 Visitor figures reveal most popular museums and exhibitions around the globe in 2018 Visitor figures reveal most popular art museums and exhibitions around the globe in 2018: Research looking at the number of visitors to museums and galleries around the world in 2018 has revealed four UK favourites in the top ten. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visitor-figures-reveal-most-popular-museums-and-exhibitions-around-the-globe-in-2018-04336 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visitor-figures-reveal-most-popular-museums-and-exhibitions-around-the-globe-in-2018-04336 Survey finds under 30s visit museums and galleries to de-stress Survey finds under 30s visit museums and galleries to de-stress: People under the age of thirty are twice as likely to go to a gallery or museum at least once a month to combat stress as those who are over. That is according to a survey conducted by national charity, Art Fund. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-under-30s-visit-museums-and-galleries-to-de-stress-04296 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-under-30s-visit-museums-and-galleries-to-de-stress-04296 Survey reveals UK museums and attractions serving the healthiest and least healthy food for kids Survey reveals UK museums and attractions serving the healthiest and least healthy food for kids: A nationwide survey into the food available for children at museums and attractions across the UK has uncovered where families can find the healthiest and least healthy food options. The Out to Lunch Survey by the Soil Association found that at many UK attractions there were more healthy options available to adults than there were for children - but also revealed there are attractions offering a wider variety of healthy options in their food halls and cafes. There are also those who the Soil Association say are 'denying children healthy choices'. Gathering information about the various venues, undercover diners went along to the attractions armed with a wide-ranging list of questions. Attractions could pick up points depending upon the respondent's rating with a possible score of 160 available. Some of the questions asked included: 'Do chips accompany everything on the menu?'; 'Are vegetables incorporated into meals?'; 'Is free tap water available?' as well as questions about how family-friendly the food outlet at the attraction is. Coming top of the league table, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh scored 3.5 stars out of 5 and a score of 105 out of 160 for its menu - making a huge leap from last year's results where they were down in 11th position. The attraction serves fresh produce from its own garden plus sources ingredients locally. In second was the Eden Project (100/160) followed by Chester Zoo (99/160) ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (98/160) and the Science Museum (94/160) which offers a selection of healthy food options and vegetarian menu and was a new entry to the league table. Also in the upper half of the table were Wales Millennium Centre (90/160), Durham Cathedral (87/160) and The British Museum charting at number 8 with a score of 86/160, -- a climb of 10 places since 2016 following adding a portion of veg or salad to kids meals or lunchboxes. The bottom end of the table With room for improvement according to the Soil Association survey were Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow and Legoland Windsor, both joint bottom of the table in 22nd place with just 45 points. Third from bottom was Wiltshire's Stonehenge in 20th position (61/160), with London's The National Gallery (63/160) and MAC Birmingham (65/160) fourth and fifth from bottom respectively. The Soil Association's Rob Percival said of the Out to Lunch campaign: 'The attractions at the top of the league table are showing that healthy and high-quality food can be fun and affordable. The attractions at the bottom are not giving families the opportunity to enjoy a balanced meal.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-UK-museums-and-attractions-serving-the-healthiest-and-least-healthy-food-for-kids-04254 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-UK-museums-and-attractions-serving-the-healthiest-and-least-healthy-food-for-kids-04254 Cultural engagement has risen in Scotland, survey reveals Cultural engagement has risen in Scotland: The number of people enjoying a cultural experience such as visiting an art gallery, a museum, or attending a cultural event in the last five years has risen to 84 percent, up from 78% in 2012. Overall, a significant nine out of ten people (93%) in Scotland participated in or attended a cultural event or activity in 2017. Attendance at cultural events in Scotland http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cultural-engagement-has-risen-in-Scotland-survey-reveals-04248 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Cultural-engagement-has-risen-in-Scotland-survey-reveals-04248 Government survey reveals barriers to arts engagement Government survey reveals barriers to arts engagement: A large-scale survey looking at the arts, heritage, museums and libraries as well as some other areas including digital engagement, has revealed the barriers preventing people from becoming more engaged with the arts. The Taking Part Survey for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been polling the general public since 2005 and offers a reliable insight into the nation's arts engagement. The survey found that 79% had engaged in cultural activities in the last 12 months (2017/18); 73% had visited a heritage site and half had visited a museum or gallery, with just a third saying they had used a public library service (33%). The survey reveals a steady decline in the use of public libraries since the data first began in 2005/6 where just under half (48%) of those polled used the service. Lack of interest and lack of time were the main barriers to participation last year, with 31% saying they had not attended an arts event and 47% saying they had not experienced any cultural activity in the last 12 months. In terms of attendance, 37% said the reason why they did not engage with any cultural activities was that it does not interest them, while 33% admitted they don't have the time. Other reasons given for not engaging were the cost, knowing what was on offer, the ease/difficulty of getting a place and not having someone to go with. For 23% of the people who said they had not engaged with the arts, the reason was due to a disability. However, engagement among people with a disability overall was higher than ever with 76% saying they had attended an event or cultural activity in the 2017/18. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-barriers-to-arts-engagement-04242 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Government-survey-reveals-barriers-to-arts-engagement-04242 People in the South East and London most engaged with the arts, survey finds People in the South East and London most engaged with the arts: A major government-backed survey has revealed that there are more people engaged in the arts in the South East and London than any other part of England. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/People-in-the-South-East-and-London-most-engaged-with-the-arts-survey-finds-04201 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/People-in-the-South-East-and-London-most-engaged-with-the-arts-survey-finds-04201 Museum quarter tops the poll of tourist attractions favoured by Hull residents Museum quarter tops the poll of tourist attractions favoured by Hull residents: The Museum Quarter in Hull is the place most enjoyed by Hull residents in a poll of favourite things to do in the city, with almost three-quarters saying it was their top choice. Asked whether they felt Hull had benefitted from being the European City of Culture in 2017, 92 % those polled, agreed that it had. The survey of 1,200 local people found the Museum Quarter - a collection of four free museums - had been visited the most in the last two years, with 60% revealing they been there more than once. Ranking as Hull's second most visited site was the Maritime Museum, with 69% saying they had enjoyed a day out there in the last two years, followed by The Deep with half of those polled saying they had been. Just 12% of local residents said they had visited the Arctic Corsair (a deep-sea trawler that has been converted to a museum ship) and of those, only 32% were satisfied with the experience. Visitor numbers for the Spurn Lightship (also a vessel in Hull Marina - that closed in June 2018 to be relocated) were also among the lowest, with only 12% saying they had visited the attraction in the last two years. Sixteen percent of respondents confessed they had visited none of the listed museums. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Museum-quarter-tops-the-poll-of-tourist-attractions-favoured-by-Hull-residents-04202 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Museum-quarter-tops-the-poll-of-tourist-attractions-favoured-by-Hull-residents-04202 New survey reveals lack of libraries are affecting children’s literacy levels http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-lack-of-libraries-are-affecting-childrens-literacy-levels-04031 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-lack-of-libraries-are-affecting-childrens-literacy-levels-04031 New poll reveals public opinions on Hereford Museum http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-public-opinions-on-Hereford-Museum-04013 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-poll-reveals-public-opinions-on-Hereford-Museum-04013 Research reveals museums becoming clearer on digital Research reveals museums, galleries and cultural institutions are generally becoming clearer on digital: The most recent wave of the Digital Culture survey, conducted by Nesta and Arts Council England and published in September 2017, suggests a number of key trends. First, organisations in the cultural sector are doing fewer digital activities, but are clearer and more confident about the types of digital engagement which work best for them. On the face of it, the decline from 9.2 to 7.8 digital activities being undertaken on average between 2013 and 2017 seems a cause for concern (there are 24 activity areas which are tracked). However, looking at museums specifically, more than two thirds (61%) have now digitised at least half of their collection, and more than a fifth run digital exhibitions according to the survey of 211 institutions. The general trend across the sector as a whole suggests a that organisations are utilising smaller numbers of digital channels but in more effective ways. Museums are also more likely than other art forms to provide educational content or online events, provide interactive educational experiences or to include digital experiences alongside tours or artwork. Museums have particularly improved their mobile engagement. From fewer than a third (29%) having a mobile enabled web-presence in 2013, the figure now sits at 64% - although this is still slightly behind the wider arts and cultural sector (69%). Significantly fewer museums also tend to use Twitter (74% vs. 85% for the wider arts and cultural sector), YouTube (36% vs. 50%) and Instagram (35% vs. 48%). Finally, a significantly lower proportion of museums utilises visitor contact details to send out newsletters (66% vs. 74%), and there has been a decline in the number of museums utilising data to inform their broader strategic direction (43% in 2017, down from 47% in 2013). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-museums-becoming-clearer-on-digital-04002 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-reveals-museums-becoming-clearer-on-digital-04002 Top ten UK visitor attractions revealed Top ten UK visitor attractions revealed: According to the most recent annual survey by AVLA, museums in London have topped the annual visitor tally for the top visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-ten-UK-visitor-attractions-revealed-03617 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Top-ten-UK-visitor-attractions-revealed-03617 Visits to British museums and galleries have dramatically declined Visits to British museums and galleries have dramatically declined: A recent research report by the government body, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, has revealed that the amount of visitors to the key museums and galleries in the United Kingdom plummeted by almost 1.4 million in 2016, which represents the first fall in almost 10 years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visits-to-British-museums-and-galleries-have-dramatically-declined-03560 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Visits-to-British-museums-and-galleries-have-dramatically-declined-03560 Figures show library usage has plummeted Figures show library usage has plummeted: According to new a new piece of research by the government's Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), public library usage amongst adults has plummeted by nearly a third since 2005. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-library-usage-has-plummeted-03536 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-library-usage-has-plummeted-03536 Survey finds more information on e-books is needed from councils Survey finds more information on e-books is needed from councils: According to Socitm's latest Better Connected survey, just 44 per cent of councils are providing a good or very good online service for e-resources, which is a notable drop from the 74 per cent of county council library websites which achieved the same level for the previous years' challenge of renewing a library book online. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-information-on-e-books-is-needed-from-councils-03480 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-more-information-on-e-books-is-needed-from-councils-03480 Survey finds parents worry faith will alienate their children Survey finds parents worry faith will alienate their children: A recent survey about religion has revealed that approximately 23 per cent of religious parents in Britain are worried that their children will be socially alienated at school if their beliefs are passed on to them. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-parents-worry-faith-will-alienate-their-children-03418 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-parents-worry-faith-will-alienate-their-children-03418