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Museums and Galleries: Financial Sustainability - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:55 pm on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 2:55 pm, 8th October 2019

The noble Lord is absolutely right that many of our national museums are housed in wonderful heritage buildings, but those buildings require constant upkeep, which is obviously very expensive. To help address this, the Government awarded earlier this year £44 million of one-off funding over the next two years to support essential maintenance for our national museums.