Letter: Free for a day

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The Independent Online
Sir: Eleanor Boyle (Letters, 30 June) will be pleased to know that we at Dulwich Picture Gallery operate exactly the Continental free day system, which she advocates. Normally the Gallery costs pounds 3 or pounds 1.50 concession, with free admission for children and the unemployed; on Friday it is free for all. England's oldest public art gallery receives no revenue funding from the state.

We cannot live without admission charges; on the other hand we cannot countenance excluding any part of the public for whom our founders bequeathed their magnificent collection back in 1811.


Director, Dulwich Picture Gallery

London SE21