Statistics

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The visitor statistics for Rundāle Palace Museum in 2018

Since 2015 the number of visits has continued to grow each year. It was extraordinarily high (258 301) in 2014, which marked the end of the final phase of the project ‘The restoration completion programme of Rundāle Palace 2010-2014’. 2018 saw the highest number of visitors to the museum since 2010, thus breaking the record set in 2014.

 

In 2018, there were 263 284 visits to the RPM, which is a 3% increase in comparison to 2017.

The highest number of foreign visitors to the Rundāle Palace Museum came from Germany, Spain, France, Japan, Italy and Lithuania. 

The survey of visitors to the Rundāle Palace Museum by country

Individual visitors Tour groups Total
Country Total Country Total Country Total
Lithuania 1595 Germany 16578 Germany 17008
Russia 1120 Spain 11190 Spain 11544
France 431 France 10869 France 11300
Germany 430 Japan 7726 Japan 7774
Spain 354 Italy 6958 Italy 7177
Great Britain 316 USA 3415 Lithuania 4577
Estonia 309 Lithuania 2982 USA 3608
South Korea 284 Austria 2377 Russia 2608
Italy 219 South Korea 1995 Austria 2410
USA 193 Great Britain 1809 South Korea 2279

The number of visits to the Family Vault of the Dukes of Courland has reduced by 38%. In 2018, the exhibition opened a month later than in the previous year because of building works at Jelgava Palace, which would explain the reduction in visitor numbers. Throughout the exhibition period the entrance to the exhibition was obstructed by building works to the palace’s façade and nearby scaffolding.

The highest number of foreign visitors to the Family Vault of the Dukes of Courland came from Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, France and Poland.

The number of visitors to the Family Vault of the Dukes of Courland

Individual visitors Tour groups Total
Country Total Country Total Country Total
Lithuania 326 Lithuania 234 Lithuania 560
Germany 155 Estonia 150 Estonia 244
Estonia 94 France 86 Germany 222
Russia 67 Germany 67 France 104
USA 38 Poland 60 Russia 76
France 18 Czech Republic 35 Poland 70
Great Britain 15 Swiss 35 USA 51
Poland 10 The Netherlands 22 Czech Republic 35
Sweden 10 Belgium 21 Swiss 35
Israel 6 Great Britain 18 Great Britain 33

 

07.03.2019