The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions 2019 will take place on Thursday, 3 October 2019 at the QEII Conference Centre, London
The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions is the pre-eminent event for all types of Visitor Attractions in the UK. Whether your Attraction is large or small, charitable or commercial, and whether access is free or charged, we all share the same goal: to attract and satisfy visitors.
The Annual Conference is run by the industry, for the industry and is firmly established as the key place to meet and network with contemporaries and to participate in an innovative and stimulating programme.
Whatever your interest in the area of Visitor Attractions: if you are an owner or senior manager of a Visitor Attraction, an opinion former or heritage professional, you will be sure to have an informative, interesting and thought-provoking day.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Conference.
VAC2019: The event for – Museums & Galleries; Theme & Leisure Parks & Piers; Zoos & Animal Attractions; Churches, Cathedrals & Places of Worship; Historic Houses; Heritage Centres & Sites; Historic Transport; Landmark Attractions; Parks & Gardens; Farm Attractions; Science & Discovery Centres; Heritage Railways; Workplace Attractions
Why you should attend VAC 2019
You have the chance to get involved in a unique forum for industry professionals, where you can network and share experiences. VAC gives you an opportunity to understand your business in the context of the wider visitor attractions market. It’s a national conference organised by the industry for the industry. The event features a thought-provoking programme of conference sessions to keep you up-to-date and help you find new directions for your business. You’ll return to work refreshed and with new ideas for ways to improve your business.
You’ll enjoy VAC in the comfort of The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre – London’s award-winning multipurpose meetings venue. The Conference Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Westminster and is ideally located to take advantage of everything London has to offer.
Travelling by Tube
Westminster Station (0.1 miles)
Lines: Circle, District, Jubilee
Exit the station via Exit 6 through the underground tunnel towards Parliament Square. You will come to street level on Whitehall. Turn left into Parliament Square, cross the road ahead of you then turn right into Broad Sanctuary. The Centre is on your right, directly opposite Westminster Abbey. (This is a step-free station.)
St James Park Station (0.1 miles)
Lines: Circle, District
Take the Broadway exit from the tube station and walk straight down Tothill Street. At the end of this street turn left and you will see the Centre directly in front of you. (This is NOT a step-free station.)
Victoria Station (0.7 miles)
Lines: Circle, District, Victoria
Exit from the front of the station, turn right and walk down Victoria Street. At the end of Victoria Street is Broad Sanctuary, the Centre is on the left, opposite Westminster Abbey. (This is NOT a step-free station.)
Travelling by Train
There are three mainline rail stations within a mile of the Centre. These are Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo. To plan your travel from the other mainline terminals in central London (St Pancras International, King’s Cross, Paddington, Liverpool Street, London Bridge) use the Transport for London journey planner.
Walking from Charing Cross (0.7 miles)
Exit the front of Charing Cross Station and turn left towards Trafalgar Square. Turn left down Whitehall and continue until Parliament Square. Follow Parliament Square around to the right and turn right onto Broad Sanctuary. The Centre is on your right directly opposite Westminster Abbey.
Walking from Victoria (0.7 miles)
Exit the front of Victoria Station, walk across the bus stand area and turn right onto Victoria Street. Continue along Victoria Street until you reach Westminster Abbey. The Centre is on your left, directly opposite the Abbey.
Walking from Waterloo (1 mile)
Exit the station onto York Road. Turn left and walk to the roundabout with County Hall Hotel on your right. Cross York Road and take Westminster Bridge Road on your right. Cross the bridge to Parliament Square and follow Parliament Square around to the right. Turn right onto Broad Sanctuary. The Centre is on your right directly opposite Westminster Abbey.
St Pancras International – Eurostar
You can reach St Pancras International Station easily by public transport from Victoria Station. For more information on travelling on the Eurostar, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.