HC Deb 16 July 1900 vol 86 c86

I beg to ask the first Lord of the Treasury why catalogues cannot be purchased in the National Gallery and other public galleries in London, although catalogues are procurable on Sundays at the Wallace Collection at Hertford House and at the National Portrait Gallery.


I am informed, with regard to the National Gallery, that the demand for catalogues was so small when the gallery was first opened on Sundays that the sale was discontinued when the police took charge of the Sunday opening. At South Kensington I learn there was practically no sale, as every object is described on labels. As to the other places named in the question catalogues are on sale.