Department for Culture Media and Sport London

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) was established in 1997, succeeding the  Department for National Heritage. The department is formed to set policy and strategy for the culture and sport sector of England, and media/broadcast sectors of the United Kingdom. The policy areas includes arts, broadcasting, internet and international ICT policy, telecommunications and broadband, creative industries, film and music, historic environment, architecture and design, cultural property and heritage and alcohol and entertainment licensing. It also promotes and lays out policies for gambling and racing, press freedom and regulation, libraries, museums and galleries, national lottery, tourism and sports. It would also oversee the whole of London 2012 Olympics event.

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    Facilities & Services

    Some key focus areas where DCMS focuses and crafts policies are :

    Architectural design
    To promote quality design that complements the culture, environment and economy.

    In collaboration with other departments, it promotes and funds art programmes.

    Communities and local government
    The department works to ensure and augment the sporting and cultural services in UK.

    Creative industries
    Creative industry is one of the most promising industries of UK, and its promotion and strategy is given by this department.

    Cultural property
    The department looks forward to protect the cultural entities of UK and encourage the best artifacts to be produced in the country.

    Gambling and racing
    Not only does the department create regulatory laws for gambling and racing, but it also sponsors both the industries.

    In addition to describing policy for national libraries, the department also works in association with Arts Council England to address a host of issues.

    The National policy and law for lottery is formulated by the department which also includes its financial parameters.

    The policy for tourism industry is also designed by the department aware of the fact that tourism is a growing industry.

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    Organization Structure

    The organizational structure of this department is laid out as following:

    Secretary of State
    Permanent Secretary
    Director General

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    Operational Hours

    The timings are from Monday to Friday between  9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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    How to Contact

    The department can be contacted by clicking here. You may also email or call them at the below mentioned address and phone number.

    Phone: +44 20 7211 6000


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    2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5DH, UK.

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    How to Get to DCMS

    By Tube

    From the Charing Cross tube station, move northwest towards Trafalgar Square/A4. Exit the roundabout onto Trafalgar Square/A4 and continue to follow A4. DCMS will be on your right. View Map

    By Bus

    The bus stop of “Trafalgar Square (S)” is just around the corner from the DCMS. Buses numbering ‎9, N9, N18, N52, N97, N550 and N551 will drop you at the bus stop. From there, move a few steps towards the west and you will reach the DCMS.

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