HC Deb 14 July 1884 vol 290 c900

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House the Returns of the amounts received for admission to the Museum of Science and Art in Edinburgh on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays respectively during the last year; whether he is prepared to recommend that the charge for admission on Thursdays be discontinued, as that day is frequently a holiday in Scotland; and, whether free admission may be given on every day except to the comparatively small portion used by the students?


I shall be very happy to give the Return asked for, if the hon. Member will move for it. It is very important that there should be students' days during which the bonâ fide student can work quietly. The Trustees of the National Gallery have adopted our plan of admitting the public by payment on students' days. We will, however, consider how far we can meet the wishes of the hon. Member. We are only desirous that the Museum shall be of the greatest use to the greatest number.