HL Deb 22 April 1999 vol 599 c165WA
The Earl of Clancarty

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Where members of the public can see displays of the nation's old master collection of prints and drawings in the British Museum without prior appointment free of charge. [HL1756]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The prints and drawings collections in the British Museum can be consulted without prior appointment and free of charge in the Students' Room of the department of prints and drawings. Displays with no admission charge drawn from these collections are being planned for the King's Library from May onwards. Loan exhibitions from the collections are also lent to other museums and galleries around the UK, some of which have no admission charge. The British Museum intends to review its policy on charges for temporary exhibitions regularly.