V&A director defends rising exhibition prices

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Tristram Hunt says museum is working on price models, and warns over arts in schools

Tristram Hunt, the director of the V&A, has defended the rising cost of exhibition tickets but said the museum will offer more flexible pricing including cheaper entry for advance bookings.

Many people bristle at the cost of tickets to exhibitions at the UK’s national museums and galleries. The top-price ticket at the V&A’s Pink Floyd show last year was £24, and the National Gallery was in the headlines in April when it charged £22 for a weekend ticket for its Monet show.

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