HC Deb 21 March 1898 vol 55 c395
LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, N., Chorley)

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works (1) whether, in connection with his statement about new buildings for the South Kensington Museum, it is to be understood that the science collections now housed on the west side of Exhibition Road are to be moved to the new buildings to be erected on the east side of Exhibition Road; (2) whether it is also proposed to move the Indian and Oriental collections to the new galleries; and (3) what is proposed to be done with the large extent of land upon the west side of Exhibition Road and the buildings now occupied by the science collections?


With regard to the first and second paragraphs of the Question of my noble Friend the answer is in the affirmative. With regard to the third paragraph I can only say that it is a matter which will receive the attention of the Government when the new buildings it is proposed to erect on the eastern side of the road approach completion.