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Museums And Art Galleries

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will publish in the Official Report the attendance figures for 1978 reported by the national museums and galleries in England, broken down to the individual institutions but comprising their outstations, with figures in each area of the percentage increase or decrease on the attendance figures for 1977.

Following is the information requested:in England in respect of objects lent to their permanent collections on a long-term basis, broken down to the individual institutions, and recording the comprehensive total for all the institutions together.

The total was £22,522,847. The amounts in respect of the individual institutions are given below:

British Library1,500,000
British Museum1,662,590
Science Museum500,000
Victoria and Albert Museum11,222,832
Imperial War Museum385,900
National Gallery10,200
National Maritime Museum891,325
National Portrait Gallery1,350,000
Tate Gallery5,000,000