Should museums charge entry fees?
@ sarsar242 They should be free. History belongs to everyone and should be accessible to all @ ellowry National museums should. They have huge international appeal with visitors who would think nothing of paying for concerts or other entertainment attractions. The revenue should be reinvested into provincial museums @ redmarsrising As a tourist I was amazed at the galleries and museums in London I could get into for free. I would have made a donation, but in several places I didn’t see anywhere to do that. You could start by saying donations are welcome! @HistoryLiv I previously worked in museums and no, they shouldn’t charge. They are the heart of a community and part of the lifelong learning that is a right for everybody @ inkandowls As a student, I wouldn’t be able to afford to visit museums if many weren’t free Tom George Caddick Charging even a small fee is a slippery slope, and could lead to a situation found in the US, where museums become a private enterprise and begin to charge a fortune for entry. This inevitably leads to them becoming once again the province of the elite @TracyEnright81Our children love museums, and we go to our local history museum at least once a month. But if they charged we wouldn’t be able to afford it. It should be a treat because it expands your mind and feeds your interest, not because it’s something you can rarely afford Stephen Kadle Some museums are so small and not heavily funded by government that entrance fees help pay for salaries and the storage of objects, as well as the installation of new exhibits Jan Archbold When I was a single parent with two small children, we sometimes couldn’t afford a day out. However, free entry to museums and galleries meant we could have fun, interesting, activities without spending much-needed money @ Gabe55Gabe Entry should be free, but gently invite donations in a low-key way so those who can’t afford it don’t feel pressurised