Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges former V&A director
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
The Gym Group
100% of your PT earnings
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Circadian Leisure Trust
£7.90 - £8.45 per hour
Longwell Green, Bristol, UK
Edge Hill University
£34,189 to £38,460 per annum
Ormskirk, UK
star job
Strip Wax Bar & Boutique
Competitive Salary and Benefits
London, UK
Xercise4Less
Realistic OTE of £30,000
Nationwide, United Kingdom

Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges former V&A director

Job opportunities
The National Museum of the Royal Navy
£60,000 circa per annum
location: Portsmouth, UK
Mary Rose Trust
Competitive Salary and Benefits
location: Portsmouth, UK
The Royal Mint
Competitive Salary and Benefits
location: Llantrisant, Pontyclun, UK
more jobs
I would much rather see a low entry fee for everyone, with concessions for students and people like that

Sir Roy Strong, the former director of London's V&A Museum, has said that national galleries and museums across Britain should introduce lower entrance fees across the board and with greater concessions for younger visitors.

Strong, who was V&A director between 1974 and 1987, made the comments to The Telegraph newspaper, suggesting that current fees for cultural institutions are excluding the millennial generation.

"I would much rather see a low entry fee for everyone, with concessions for students and people like that," he said.

Speaking in response to a survey conducted by Ecclesiastical Insurance, Strong also said that he sees very little choice for UK museums and galleries other than to introduce entrance fees as they are "desperate for money" after exhausting fund-raising option.

The survey, which questioned 2,000 people aged between 18 and 30, found that more than a third said they never visit galleries, while almost half never go to stately homes. Nearly half of respondents also said that they would visit more if big exhibitions had cheaper tickets. The study also suggested that people who were not taken to cultural institutions as children were far less likely to visit them as adults.

Entry to national galleries and museums across the UK is almost ubiquitously free, however, most of the larger exhibitions they hold are often not.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Sir Roy Strong, the former director of London's V&A Museum, has said that national galleries and museums across Britain should introduce lower entrance fees across the board and with greater concessions for younger visitors.
HAM,AAC,PHR
imagesX/THUMB339951_556293_431194.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 38,424
15 Feb 2019
Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based chain, which combines a traditional gym and studio offering with ... More
15 Feb 2019
Water safety charity The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has launched a new campaign which looks to create a more diverse workforce in ... More
15 Feb 2019
Leisure operator Everyone Active will begin offering its members free access to a digital resource that will help develop their swimming skills. The service is ... More
14 Feb 2019
Only 5 per cent of staff members are not white at Arts Council England (ACE) major partner museums (MPMs) while 16 per cent of the ... More
14 Feb 2019
Budget yoga chain MoreYoga has opened a studio in Woolwich, London. The launch is the first of 25 planned openings for 2019 and will be ... More
14 Feb 2019
Crisis management and public relations were mixed with water and wildlife as more than 60 attractions industry professionals from 14 countries attended trade association IAAPA’s ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
14 Feb 2019
The Women in Wellness Leadership Conference, set to take place on 12 March in New York City, has announced a host of speakers designed to ... More
13 Feb 2019
Chris Evans launches running and music festival, regular exercise linked to better eating habits, The Heritage Lottery Fund is renamed and Center Parcs reveals plans ... More
13 Feb 2019
Sport England has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society to produce a dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide. The guide, funded by National Lottery money, aims ... More
13 Feb 2019
VisitScotland is looking to tap into one of the fastest growing outbound tourism markets by launching a new app targeting millions of Chinese social media ... More
13 Feb 2019
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has acquired wellness resort brand Six Senses from Pegasus Capital Advisors for a reported US$300m in cash. The sale includes the ... More
13 Feb 2019
UK Sport has set out its funding blueprint for the next Olympic and Paralympic cycles, covering the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Games. The ... More
Les Mills
Les Mills
12 Feb 2019
Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured a three-year extension to its deal with premium fitness operator Bannatyne. The deal follows an initial 12-month partnership ... More
12 Feb 2019
NHS Wales benefitted from an estimated cost saving of £295.17m during 2016-17, thanks to physical activity and sport lowering the need for people seeking medical ... More
11 Feb 2019
Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre in Suffolk has become the first facility in the UK to be awarded a new quality standard for exercise referral ... More
Ridgeway Furniture
Ridgeway Furniture
1 - 15 of 38,424
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Active IQ
Active IQ