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(1)This Act may be cited as the Museums and Galleries Act 1992.
(2)Schedule 8 to this Act, which contains minor and consequential provisions, shall have effect.
(3)The enactments mentioned in Schedule 9 to this Act, which include some that are spent or of no further utility, are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.
(4)The provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Lord President of the Council may by order made by statutory instrument appoint, and different days may be appointed for different provisions or for different purposes.
(5)The provisions of this Act which extend to Scotland are sections 6, 7, 8 and 10 above, this section, Schedules 5 and 6 and so much of Schedules 8 and 9 to this Act as relates to enactments extending there.
(6)The provisions of this Act which extend to Northern Ireland are sections 6, 7 and 10 above, this section, Schedule 5 and so much of Schedules 8 and 9 to this Act as relates to enactments extending there.
(7)In Schedules 5, 6 and 7 to this Act—
(a)any reference to any of the new Boards shall, as respects any time before the vesting day for that new Board, within the meaning of section 1 above, be construed as a reference to the new Board’s predecessor Trustees, within the meaning of that section; and
(b)any reference to the Natural History Museum or to the Trustees of the Natural History Museum shall, as respects any time before the coming into force of paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to this Act, be construed respectively as references to the British Museum (Natural History) or to the Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History).
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