What has Renaissance achieved?
Renaissance has generated some excellent results since it began in 2002.
In 2009-10 Renaissance-funded Hub museums achieved:
18.3 million visits (increase of 16.9% from 2006-07 based on the constant sample)
- More than 850,000 instances of outreach activity
- Increase in visits from UK-based adults from priority groups (C2DE social groups and/or ethnic groups and/or disabled groups) by 9% year-on-year, accounting for over 3.8 million (31%) of the 12.1 million visits made by UK adults to Hub Museums in 2009-10
- More than 1.3 million instances of visitors taking part in on site activity
- Over a million visits by children (Early Years to 19) with their schools
- Over 1 million visits from overseas adult t ourists
- Over 865,000 instances of adult participation in informal learning activity (increase of 93% since 2006-07)
The MLA issues regular statistical reports on Renaissance which can be found here.
Use the links below to find the results of the data collection undertaken by hubs, and the annual hub exit survey.
Hub Data Collection
A lot of time and care has been taken to ensure that all hubs are counting the same things in the same way. The hub data collection manual used by all Hubs, illustrates the scrupulous approach taken to ensuring the comparability and accuracy of the data.
Rising visit figures may not tell the whole story, but they are certainly indicative of thriving museums that are increasingly satisfying the needs of the people who use them.
Hub Exit Survey
DCMS has identified three priority groups for its Non-Departmental Public Bodies to reach: Black and Minority Ethnic individuals (BME); social classes C2DE; and disabled people. In order to tell how well the hub museums are doing in attracting visitors from these groups MLA conducts an annual Hub Exit Survey. The visitor profile information this provides allows us to extrapolate the number of visits made by representatives of the priority groups to hub museums. This survey also provides information on visitor satisfaction and attitudes to museums and galleries.
Hub Exit Survey 2009-10