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Letter: Museum charges

Sir: A visit to the British Museum may be free to Londoners, but a family from the North or Wales must, in any case, invest quite heavily for a visit. These people who are able to "pop in for a quarter of an hour" on many occasions (Andrew Marr, 26 November) are a lucky minority of Londoners.

We should aim to have the greatest possible access for the greatest number of people, to well run and solvent museums and art galleries. Good value for money is a better criterion than a parrot demand for free access, because it was so since 1759.


Crickhowell, Powys