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Denmark’s two largest museums no longer free

The National Museum and the National Gallery of Art will reintroduce admission fees

The museums will use admission fees to maintain high-quality exhibitions (photo: Jan Mehlich)
April 21st, 2016 11:59 am| by Lucie Rychla
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Free tickets to the National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) and the National Gallery of Art (Statens Museum for Kunst) will soon be ancient history.

The country’s two largest museums, both located in the capital, will introduce admission fees in response to budget cuts imposed by the Venstre-government last year.

Statens Museum for Kunst alone has to save about 16 million kroner over the next four years.

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Still free for kids
Visitors have been enjoying free entry to the museums since 2006, but in the future only children and young people under 18 will be let in for no charge.

The museums will also offer family discounts.

“The reintroduction of entry fees will ensure that the National Museum of Denmark can maintain its level of high-quality projects, research and conservation,” stated Per Kristian Madsen, the head of Nationalmuseet.