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English Heritage: Educational Visits

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what target has been set by English Heritage for free education visits each year from 2008-09 until the end of the funding agreement period. (290851)

English Heritage has set targets for the number of free education visits to its sites for the period of its current Funding Agreement as set out in the following table.

Target

2008-09

450,000

2009-10

450,000

2010-11

450,000

This represents a revision of the aim to reach 650,000 visits by 2010 set out in Making the Past Part of Our Future in 2005, and reflects changing patterns of visits across the sector and an increased emphasis on more interactive, facilitated visits to reflect educational needs. This is being delivered through a series of new Discovery Visits, hands-on programmes which have been introduced at 60 sites since 2006.