Museum set to charge for admission

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Admission charges of up to pounds 6 and redundancies of more than 20 per cent of the staff are likely at the British Museum.

Its director Dr Robert Anderson told staff yesterday that cutbacks in its government grant last year followed by a projected cutback this year had led to a shortfall in funding which could reach 20 per cent by the end of the decade. The trustees were studying the possibility of admission charges, and staff reductions were inevitable. David Lister