Page 1 of 2

Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 9 Oct 2015, 7:48pm
by GrumpyGit
I've just received news about this forthcoming exhibit at the Design Museum near London Bridge:

http://road.cc/content/news/167066-lond ... on-opening

Entrance to the exhibition is £13 :evil: I think this is way too much. I recently visited "Velorama" the Dutch national cycling museum in Nijmegen, entrance was just E5 which I thought was reasonable. They even have a Starley "Rover" safety bicycle!!!

Image

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 9 Oct 2015, 10:49pm
by Dynamite_funk
It's London, what do you expect?

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 8:47am
by pstallwood
Picked up a leaflet at the local railway station yesterday. It contains an offer for half price entry to various "attractions" in London. My wife has never been in St Paul's Cathedral and would really like to go but normal entry is £18! I think even that for two is OTT.

I also picked up a leaflet for London bus tours as we have the grandchildren for half term and thought they might like to see some of the sights but a family ticket is £73. I think Shank's pony will be our mode of transport.

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 9:24am
by Neilo
That's going to get moderated :shock:

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 9:25am
by Bonefishblues
Lovely!

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 9:29am
by beardy
Neilo wrote:That's going to get moderated :shock:


He was pointing out the failure of the education system (along with other things), so his lack of variety in his choice of adjectives was there to help demonstrate his point. :lol:

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 9:53am
by Mick F
Neilo wrote:That's going to get moderated :shock:
Yes it has.

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 5:22pm
by GrumpyGit
Dynamite_funk wrote:It's London, what do you expect?


A healthy discount for tax paying born-and -bred Londoners! Then I woke up, it was a nice dream though :lol:

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 5:56pm
by Bonefishblues
GrumpyGit wrote:
Dynamite_funk wrote:It's London, what do you expect?


A healthy discount for tax paying born-and -bred Londoners! Then I woke up, it was a nice dream though :lol:

Just go outside and prise up some gold, shirley :D

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 9:43pm
by greyingbeard
GrumpyGit wrote:
Dynamite_funk wrote:It's London, what do you expect?


A healthy discount for tax paying born-and -bred Londoners! Then I woke up, it was a nice dream though :lol:



that would be racist. Charging extra to foreigners, especially northeners.
Cabbies would never dream of such a thing of course guv

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 10 Oct 2015, 10:37pm
by [XAP]Bob
Museums in London - I expect free entry to the vast majority of exhibits.

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 11 Oct 2015, 11:37am
by De Sisti
greyingbeard wrote:
that would be racist. Charging extra to foreigners,

Foreigners can be Caucasian too. :roll:

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 11 Oct 2015, 11:48am
by Richard Fairhurst
pstallwood wrote:My wife has never been in St Paul's Cathedral and would really like to go but normal entry is £18! I think even that for two is OTT.

Go to a service - they're free, and you can wander around afterwards. I see Choral Evensong tomorrow is Howells' wonderful Collegium Regale service...

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 12 Oct 2015, 12:32pm
by Bicycler
De Sisti wrote:
greyingbeard wrote:
that would be racist. Charging extra to foreigners,

Foreigners can be Caucasian too. :roll:

In UK law 'race' includes nationality http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/9

Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Posted: 12 Oct 2015, 12:45pm
by honesty
Back to the original point. A lot of tourist attractions are priced for you to have a 2 for 1 offer. This way you seem to be getting a bargain but in reality you aren't. That's my perception anyway!