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Museums And Galleries (Attendance Figures)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish in the Official Report the attendance figures for 1982 reported by the national museums and galleries in Scotland, broken down to the individual institutions but comprising their outstations, with figures in each case of the percentage increase or decrease on the attendance figures for 1981.

The information is as follows:

1982Percentage change since 1981
National Galleries of Scotland346,222-3·1
National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland130,422+5·9


Percentage change since 1981

Royal Scottish Museum625,102+1·3

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) are the National Gallery of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG). Since the SNPG shares a building and entrance with the National Museum of Antiquities (NMAS) its attendances are included in the NMAS figure and not in that of NGS.