It was a heatwave which saw the warmest ever summer in England.
But 2018’s record average temperature of 17.2C (63F) also boosted demand at art galleries and museums as more Britons stayed in the country for holidays rather than search for sunshine abroad.
Galleries - Museums - Cent - Increase - Visitors
Galleries and museums saw a 6 per cent increase in visitors on 2017 – after three years of decline. The Tate Modern in London displaced the British Museum as the top attraction for the first time in a decade....