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Free museum entry

31 March 2023|

Last weekend, I visited the Natural History Museum. It was as impressive as I remember from the last time I went, on a family holiday from Norway when I was about ten. I must admit that I was almost as excited to see the dinosaur skeletons as the five-year old on the front row wearing a dinosaur costume. Entrance to the museum was free, as with all national collections in the UK — several other countries do the same. The government introduced free admission for national museums in 2001, with the goal of making the UK’s culture and heritage accessible to all.

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