HC Deb 16 March 1891 vol 351 c1060
MR. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what has been the number of persons attending the British Museum during the evenings since the trustees opened it to the public; and what has been the average attendance after 6 o'clock p.m. in this and other National Institutions?


The total number of persons who have attended the British Museum during the evening since the evening opening was established in February, 1890, is 73,412—average per evening, 264. From February, 1890, to December, 1890, there was an almost unbroken decline from a monthly average per evening of 635 to an average of 90; the average for January and February of this year has been 120 and 160 respectively.