1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Attendee numbers presented in this section relate to the 2005 and 2006 calendar years, and were provided by the venues and institutions named in Table 13.3. Data on attendees refer to the total number of visits/admissions to the venue or institution. Persons who attended a venue or institution more than once during the year were counted each time they visited.

13.3 Attendees, Selected tourist attraction venues - ACT - 2005 and 2006

2005
2006
Venue
no.
no.

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) - Arena Events
74 583
44 673
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) - Tours
117 736
124 915
Australian National Botanic Gardens
445 586
478 113
Australian War Memorial
842 725
833 245
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
63 315
65 467
CSIRO Discover Centre
51 934
59 428
National Archives of Australia
40 437
32 342
National Gallery of Australia
399 378
439 813
National Film and Screen Archives
(a)na
66 211
National Museum of Australia(b)
480 450
585 835
National Science & Technology Centre (Questacon)(c)
407 316
349 579
Old Parliament House(d)
296 926
235 395
Parliament House(e)
889 523
889 427

na not available
(a) Prior to July 2005, visitor statistics are only available for financial years.
(b) Includes visitors to permanent exhibitions and visitors to temporary exhibition gallery.
(c) Vistors entering galleries (excludes events).
(d) Includes front of House, Café, functions, schools and the National Portrait gallery on site.
(e) Visitor numbers include some building occupants, and some visitors who come to Parliament House for official, work or social purposes rather than as tourists.
Tourist attraction venues, Data available on request.


The ACT tourist attractions reporting the largest numbers of attendees during 2006 were Parliament House (889,427), the Australian War Memorial (833,245) and the National Museum of Australia (585,835).


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