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Visitor Numbers at Selected Attractions 1998 to 2002
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1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
Visits to country parks
Durlston Country Park, Durlston
-
-
350,000 E
325,000 E
325,000 E
Moors Valley Country Park, Ashley Heath
750,000E
720,000E
750,000 E
720,000 E
750,000 E
Avon Heath Country Park
300,000
300,000
n/a
n/a
n/a
Visits to farms
Tithe Barn Children's Farm, Abbotsbury
-
-
n/a
21,000
25,000
Visits to gardens
Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury
-
-
51,000
60,000
55,000 E
Mapperton Gardens, Minterne Magna
-
-
5,494
4,675
6,928
Deans Court, Wimbourne Minster
-
-
1,344
1,640
1,480
Visits to historic properties
Athelhampton House and Gardens, Athelhampton
-
-
33,864
35,667
34,635
Hardy Monument, Portesham
-
-
2,126
3,943
4,462
Hardy's Cottage, Dorchester
-
-
n/a
16,000
n/a
Higher Melcombe, Melcombe Bingham
-
-
174
206
167
Nothe Fort, Weymouth
-
-
12,060
8,823
12,042
Tudor House, Weymouth
-
-
1,619
2,049
1,612
Alderholt Mill, Alderholt
-
-
n/a
3,500 E
2,500 E
Clouds Hill, Wareham
-
-
12,953
12,853
13,556
Corfe Castle, Wareham
153,484
163,618
176,737
162,529
167,582
Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe
-
-
28,644
39,001
42,990
Kingston Lacy House, Wimbourne Minster
70,352
122,660
118,604
124,383
139,342
Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth
-
-
37,817
43,915
49,761
Place Mill, Christchurch
-
-
75,351 E
68,516
57,117 E
White Mill, Sturminster Marshall
-
-
4,537
5,060
6,525
Visits to leisure/theme parks
Alice in Wonderland Family Park, Hurn
-
-
100,749
109,739
124,237
Visits to museums/art galleries
Keep Military Museum, Dorchester
-
-
12,423
11,173
10,012
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, Lyme Regis
-
-
12,965
n/a
17,800
Monkton Gallery, Winterborne Monkton
-
-
not open
not open
1,000 E
Portland Museum, Portland
-
-
5,175
4,750
5,107
Tutankhamun Museum, Dorchester
-
-
178,000 E
n/a
170,000 E
Waterfront Museum, Poole
-
-
34,000
36,733
65,000 E
Gillingham Museaum, Gillingham
-
-
7,733 E
7,350 E
7,464 E
Red House Museum, Christchurch
-
-
19,246
18,377
18,008
Russel Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
93,450
-
26,285 E
98,373
91,214
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Gardens, Shaftesbury
-
-
n/a
11,870
11,785
Tank Museum, Bovington
129,398
141,305
119,119
121,194
126,294
Visits to steam/heritage railways
Swanage Railway, Swanage
147,243
152,306
168,092
180,911
191,397
Visits to visitor/heritage centres
Durlston Country Park Visitor Centre, Durlston
-
-
n/a
84,212
87,200
Lulworth Cove Heritage Centre, Wareham
-
-
406,911 E
389,361 E
418,595 E
Visits to wildlife attractions
Abbotsbury Swannery, Abbotsbury
103,500
109,000
99,000 E
101,000 E
100,005
Brownsea Island, Poole
100,909
100,000
91,584
96,905
105,938
Monkey World-Ape Rescue Centre, Wareham
180,000E
180,000E
n/a
n/a
350,000 E
Visits to workplaces
Poole Pottery, Poole
974,380
1,000,000
1,129,419
1,063,499
808,725
Visits to places of worship
Christchurch Priory, Christchurch
131,300
131,300
80,300
82,992
68,004
Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Minster
-
-
120,000
121,000 E
120,000 E
Visits to other attractions
Timewalk Journey and Brewery Days, Weymouth
-
-
47,043
46,379
41,040
Corfe Castle Model Village and Garden, Corfe Castle
-
-
n/a
13,000 E
13,000 E
Dorset Belles Cruises, Bournemouth
-
-
90,000
90,000 E
85,000 E

Source: Dorset County Council and Dorset Tourism Data Project
- and n/a = not available E = estimate

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