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Libraries, Museums & Cultural Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Libraries, Museums & Cultural Activities Market Research Report | SIC R91.000 | Mar 2017

Helping hand: Following budget cuts, operators rely more on volunteers and memberships

IBISWorld’s Libraries, Museums & Cultural Activities market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Royal Society for the Protection of Birds market share
Tate Tate market share
The National Trust The National Trust market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Libraries, Museums and Cultural Activities industry are predominantly not-for-profit organisations that provide the public with access to culturally important objects, knowledge and sites. Many operators rely on government funding for a large portion of their income, which can come from grants, local council funding or other sources. The government's efforts to rein in the budget deficit led to sharp cuts for arts and culture expenditure. This significantly reduced the amount of money granted to national museums and made it more difficult for small museums, galleries and historical sites to operate. Austerity measures also hit council budgets hard, prompting many to slash funding for public libraries... purchase to read more

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Botanical gardens, zoos and nature reserves

Botanical gardens, zoos and nature reserves are estimated to account for 35.2% of industry revenue. These operators all work to preserve flora and fauna. Botanical and zoological gardens tend to have a broader outlook and cover animals and plants from other countries as well as Britain, but most nature reserves exist to protect habitats and animals that are special or even unique to the United Kingdom. Many UK nature reserves are run by Natural England and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which plays an important role in general conservation as well as bird conservation.

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What is the Libraries, Museums & Cultural Activities Industry?

This industry is comprised of libraries, archives, museums, art galleries, historical sites and buildings, botanical and zoological gardens, and nature reserves.

Industry Products
Historical sites and buildingsBotanical gardens, zoos and nature reservesMuseums and galleriesLibrariesArchives
Industry Activities
Library operationArchive operationMuseum operationArt gallery operationPreservation and historical sites or buildingsZoological garden operationBotanical garden and nature reserve operation

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