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London - The British Museum was named the UK's most popular visitor attraction in 2012 for the sixth consecutive year, TravelMole reports.

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (Alva) said the London venue attracted 5.85 million visitors, 0.1% more than the previous year.

Tate Modern saw a 9% visitor increase, as it attracted 5.3 million pairs of feet during 2012. A retrospective of artist Damien Hirst is said to be the biggest contributor for the rise.

BBC reports that despite bad weather and the Olympics, UK attractions saw an overall rise of 5.1% in visitor numbers last year to a total of 92.1 million.

The Victoria & Albert Museum had its best year on record, with a 16% rise to 3.2 million visitors, thanks to its Hollywood Costume exhibitions in Autumn 2012.

One of the largest rises year-on-year (53%) was seen by the new Museum of Liverpool, which opened in July 2011 and was the most visited museum in England, outside of London.


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