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Museums and Galleries: Yorkshire and Humberside

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people visited each of the national museums in Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 1996-97. (304513)

The number of visits to the national museums which fall within the Yorkshire and Humber region are as follows.

National Coal Mining Museum For England1

National Media Museum2

National Railway Museum, York

Royal Armouries Leeds

Total

1997-98

n/a

298,901

420,079

349,000

1,067,980

1998-99

n/a

83,613

434,566

296,000

814,179

1999-2000

n/a

962,899

467,880

173,500

1,604,279

2000-01

65,802

969,822

485,785

185,710

1,707,119

2001-02

60,032

823,309

587,862

280,867

1,752,070

2002-03

107,282

768,161

767,299

302,527

1,730,705

2003-04

121,822

723,273

740,217

277,105

1,862,417

2004-05

116,553

658,991

885,406

301,809

1,962,759

2005-06

119,627

615,431

744,472

244,469

1,723,999

2006-07

128,960

677,029

903,188

225,417

1,934,594

2007-08

135,699

737,857

824,106

267,624

1,965,286

2008-09

116,186

672,951

782,430

264,973

1,836,540

1 Visit figures for National Coal Mining Museum England for years prior to 2000-01 are not available.

2 The National Media Museum was partially closed in 1997-98 and 1998-99 for refurbishment.