HC Deb 19 January 1993 vol 217 c131W
Mr. Faulds

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what were the attendance figures for 1992 reported by the national museums and galleries in England for which he is responsible, broken down into the individual institutions, but including their outstations, with the figures in each case of the percentage increase or decrease on the attendance figures for 1991.

Mr. Key

The estimated number of visitors during 1992 to the 11 national museums and galleries for which I am responsible are as follows:

Estimated attendance in 1992 Percentage change from in 1991 estimated attendance
British museum 6,725,192 +4.0
Imperial war museum 1,140,883 +9.2
National gallery 4,300,000 No change
National maritime museum 530,000 –8.5
National museums and galleries on Merseyside 1,207,000 –2.9
National portrait gallery 796,000 –8.2
Natural history museum 1,267,000 –15.5
Science museum 2,579,000 +2.1
Tate gallery 2,150,711 –11.7
Victoria and Albert museum 1,526,199 +9.9
Wallace collection 200,000 +42.7
Total 22,421,985 +4.6