HC Deb 29 October 1957 vol 575 c15W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost of keeping the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery and the South Kensington group of museums open until 9 p.m. on weekdays; and what consideration he has given to the possibility of making a small charge for admission during the evenings.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

About £70,000 a year. Charges for admission to State museums and galleries are a matter for the Trustees concerned.