Increase in sports participation and museums and galleries visits

Taking Part, the ongoing survey of cultural and sport participation in England, has released new figures for 2012 indicating some of the highest participation figures since the survey began 8 years ago.

Visits to museums and galleries rose to more than 50% of respondents, for the first time since the survey began, an increase of 10% since 2005. Nearly three quarters of adults have visited a heritage site in the past year and 78% have attended or participated in the arts since 2010.