Fall in number of children visiting museums

The number of children visiting a museum or gallery has fallen by nearly 10% since 2009/10 according to the latest Taking Part annual child statistics

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said that visits to museums and galleries by children has remained steady over the past five years – with 63.2% of five to 15-years olds visiting in 2008/09 and 60.6% in 2012/13.
 
But the detailed figures actually show that the number of visits by five to 10-year-olds has fallen from a high of 70.3% in 2009/10 to 63.2% in 2012/13. The latter figure is up slightly from 2011/12 when it hit a low of 60.9%. 

Visits by children aged 11 to 15 have seen a sharper fall, from a high of 66.8% in 2009/10 to 57.6% in 2012/13. 

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