Museums and galleries admission charges

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Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

No charge.

"Charging would be suicide," says Director of Glasgow Museums.

Funded by Glasgow City Council.

National Gallery of Scotland,


No charge except temporary

exhibitions - up to pounds 4.

"It is not up for discussion."

Funded by Scottish Office.

Royal Museum of Scotland,


No charge.

"We have a policy of free admission."

Funded by Scottish Office.

Tate Gallery, Liverpool

Free to get in ground floor but

temporary exhibitions on 2nd floor. pounds 2.50 or pounds 1 concs, pounds 5 family ticket.

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

No charge.

"There is no debate about it."

City Museum and Art Gallery,


Adults pounds 2, concs pounds 1.

Passport ticket pounds 3 for 4 sites - City, Industrial Museum, Georgian House and Red Lodge.

Funded by Bristol City Council.

Bristol Industrial Museum

Admission pounds 1.50.

Free for under-16s and students.

Science Museum, London

Adults pounds 5.50, children & concs pounds 2.90. Free after 4.30 and for pre-booked educational groups, under-5s and disabled. Started charging in 1988.

Funded by Dept National Heritage.

National Maritime Museum

Adults pounds 5.50, children pounds 3,

concs pounds 4.50. Valid for a second visit within a year. First of the national

museums to charge in 1984.

Imperial War Museum

Adults pounds 4.50, children pounds 2.25,

concs pounds 3.50. Free for under-5s, free after 4.30. Started charging in 1989.

Funded by Dept National Heritage.

Natural History Museum

Adults pounds 5.50, children pounds 2.80, concs pounds 3.

Free 4.30-5.50 week, 5.00-5.50 w/e.

Funded by Dept National Heritage.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Adults pounds 5. Free for under 18s,

students, unemployed, disabled.

Free period 4.30 to 5.50.

"Financial necessity that we charge."

Funded by Dept Nat Heritage.

British Museum

No charge.

Receives the most government

funding - pounds 33.4m in 1995-96.

Tate Gallery, London

No charge.

May introduce charges when

Museum of Modern Art opens on Bankside in year 2000.

National Gallery

No charge except visiting exhibitions.

pounds 18.3m from Dept of National Heritage last year.