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Museum And Gallery Charges

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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32.

asked the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on her Majesty's Government's policy towards museum and gallery charges.

36.

asked the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the proposals by some museums to introduce voluntary charges.

The Government's policy is not to impose general admission charges for the main collections of the national museums and galleries. That is a matter for the trustees' discretion. There is already a well-established practice of charging for entry to some museums' outstations and special exhibitions.