Museums and Galleries
Culture Media and Sport

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Steve Rotheram (Liverpool, Walton, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many (a) museums, (b) art galleries and (c) theatres have been built in Liverpool since 1997.

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Edward Vaizey (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport; Wantage, Conservative)

holding answer 19 December 2011

This Department does not hold information on the total number of new museums, art galleries and theatres to be built in Liverpool since 1997.

National Museums Liverpool, one of the DCMS national museums, has built one new museum, the Museum of Liverpool. This was the largest new museum in over 100 years and opened in Liverpool in July 2011. It also opened the International Slavery museum in 2007 which was developed from an existing building.

Arts Council England has supported 40 capital projects in the Liverpool local authority area by eight organisations since 1997. These are: Empire Theatre, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Great Georges Community Cultural Project Ltd, Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, The Bluecoat, Unity Theatre Company and Valley Community Theatre. Additionally, in October this year the Everyman Theatre received an Arts Council England lottery grant towards its £35 million upgrade.

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