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    Entry to Royal Art and History Museums now free for under 19s

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    Free access to permanent collections within the Royal Art and History Museums grouping, for all under 19s, took effect from Tuesday.
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    Entry to the Royal Art and History Museums, from this Tuesday, is free for under 19s. This was announced on Tuesday by the federal cultural institution in a communiqué. That having been said, the price for an adult visitor has increased by 2 euros.

    Free access to the permanent collections to all people aged under 19, whether visiting individually or as a group, took effect from Tuesday. This also affects school groups, state the Royal Museums of Art and History, who took this decision in conjunction with their Management Board and the Secretary of State for Scientific Policy, Zuhal Demir. Entry free of charge is also granted to all visitors having a disability (upon presentation of their disability card with their potential accompanying carer present).

    That having been said, the Museums are announcing an increase in their other prices. An adult visitor to the Cinquantenaire Museum or the Musical Instruments Museum now has to pay 10 euros instead of 8 euros. Equally, such a visitor will have to pay 7 euros instead of 5 euros for the Porte de Hal. The booking prices for a guided visit have also slightly increased.

    The Royal Museums of Art and History comprise the grouping of the Cinquantenaire Museum, the Musical Instruments Museum, the Porte de Hal, as well as the Museums of the Far East in Laeken, which are currently closed for renovation.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times