Letter: Museum charges

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The Independent Online
Sir: I have recently visited the Prado and the Baron Thyssen museum in Madrid, the Louvre and the Musee D'Orsay in Paris. They are well patronised; one usually has to queue to obtain tickets and for those who cannot afford to pay there is, in France, one free day a week.

In affluent Britain, those who can pay should do so, native and tourist alike, but the one free day would make art available to all. Incidentally, there are concessions in European countries for EU citizens.


Brentford, Middlesex