‘But museums are free!’ I hear you say.
Yes, but many nationals and mostly in London (with exceptions). I live in lovely Shropshire where the story is very different. And my experience is the same in many rural areas.
While this has been a topic for quite awhile the recent decision by the Field Museum in Chicago has made the topic come to light again.
Why don’t museums/galleries give free entrance to local people?
This is a question I kept asking when Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery opened in April 2014 after being closed for 5 years for renovations and costing £10.7 million (£200,000 more than originally budgeted and delayed by 3 years) and then (after tax payers monies contributing to the renovation) they had the gall to charge an entrance fee – something they had said they would not do when asking for votes of approval.Tags: entrance fee, museums, Teens in Museums, transportation, young people