HC Deb 09 March 1987 vol 112 cc84-5W
66. Mr. Jessel

asked the Minister for the Arts if he will list (a) recent and (b) planned extensions to national museums and galleries.

Mr. Luce

The most significant developments are as follows:

Imperial War Museum

  • Superhangar at Duxford. Opened in 1986.

Victoria and Albert Museum

  • Theatre Museum in Covent Garden. To be opened in April 1987.

National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside

  • Maritime Museum. A further phase to be opened in 1987

Tate Gallery

  • Clore Gallery extension. To be opened in April 1987. Tate in the North. Due to be opened in 1988.

Imperial War Museum

  • Redevelopment and extension of existing building. A major project due for completion in 1988–89.

National Gallery

  • Sainsbury Wing. Designs to be announced shortly.

In addition, a number of museums and galleries have redesigned and refurbished areas within their existing buildings to provide new gallery space.