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Museums

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people who have visited a publicly funded museum in the last 12 months. (267031)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) collects visitor figures from the museums and galleries that it sponsors. While the figures for the full year 2008-09 are not yet available, DCMS estimates that 40 million visits will have been made to DCMS-funded museums and galleries by the end of the 2008-09 financial year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many museums he has visited in an official capacity in the last 12 months. (267032)