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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Departmental Data

Sorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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1426. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the breakdown of visitor numbers to each of the national culture institutions in 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [6903/20]

Photo of Josepha MadiganJosepha Madigan (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
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The total visitor numbers for the National Cultural Institutions in 2019 are set out in the following table:

Institution Total
National Library of Ireland 284,085
Irish Museum of Modern Art 503,904
National Concert Hall 324,671
National Gallery of Ireland 761,273
Chester Beatty Library 367,384
National Archives 9,634
National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St.- Archaeology 505,420
National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks - Decorative Arts & History 230,729
Natural History Museum, Merrion St - Natural History 387,493
National Museum of Ireland, Turlough Park - Country Life 127,127
Crawford Art Gallery 265,438
Total for NCIs  3,767,158

The following table sets out the visitor numbers for the first three months in 2020 up to the date of closure related to the COVID-19 crisis ie 12 March.

Institution January February March Total
National Library of Ireland 22,076 23,815 7,613 53,504
Irish Museum of Modern Art 43,412 34,232 12,690 90,334
National Concert Hall 27,055 21,801 10,817 59,673
National Gallery of Ireland 61,357 59,568 21,020 141,945
Chester Beatty Library 19,621 23,210 8,481 51,312
National Archives 627 935 272 1,834
National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St. - Archaeology 21,764 24,331 14,799 60,894
National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks - Decorative Arts & History 16,585 18,488 10,559 45,632
Natural History Museum, Merrion St - Natural History 23,841 28,795 14,114 66,750
National Museum of Ireland, Turlough Park - Country Life 3,381 5,125 2,978 11,484
Crawford Art Gallery 18,309 22,001 8,071 48,381
Total for NCIs  258,028 262,301 111,414 631,743

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