Almost a 5th of Young People in the UK Never Visit Museums
Survey shows large number of young people are disengaged with heritage
As the UK’s Museum Association reports, „A study has found that 19% of young people in the UK never visit museums, while 36% never visit galleries. The survey of 2,000 18- to 30-year-olds across the UK found that young adults prefer to stay in and watch TV or use social media rather than go out and visit a museum or gallery.“
The MA further explains: „The research was published to coincide with Heritage Day 2018, which took place on 6 December. It suggested that people who were not taken to heritage locations as children are far less prone to visit them as adults. Faith Kitchen, the heritage director at Ecclesiastical Insurance, which commissioned the research, said: „While many heritage organisations have done some fantastic work diversifying their offering to attract younger audiences, clearly more needs to be done to engage the millions of young adults who aren’t visiting these incredible places across Britain.““
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