HC Deb 28 May 1880 vol 252 c644

asked the Chief Commissioner of Works, When the new Natural History Museum will be transferred to the Trustees of the British Museum; and, whether it is the intention of the Government that residences shall be provided for any of the officers of the Museum?


Sir, the Trustees of the British Museum have been informed that they may now proceed to remove their collections to the new Natural History Museum. The question of providing residences for the officers of the Museum was considered by the late Government, who did not see their way to comply with the request. At present, therefore, it is not contemplated that any such residences should be erected.