HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 cc1530-1

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Geological Museum is overcrowded; and whether he has considered the advisability of moving the collection to South Kensington, where other national scientific collections are housed, and selling the valuable site in Piccadilly?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Trevelyan)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The questions involved in the development of the museums at South Kensington were all necessarily postponed during the War. Steps are now being taken to put the existing Geological Museum into constructional and decorative repair, but the Beard of Education and the Committee of the Privy Council for Scientific and Industrial Research intend in due course to reconsider the Bell Committee's Report which proposed to house the Geological Museum on a site contiguous to the collections of the Natural History and Science Museums.

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