Exhibition too expensive?

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Exhibition too expensive?

Postby GrumpyGit » 9 Oct 2015, 7:48pm

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!!!

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby Dynamite_funk » 9 Oct 2015, 10:49pm

It's London, what do you expect?

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby pstallwood » 10 Oct 2015, 8:47am

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.

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby Neilo » 10 Oct 2015, 9:24am

That's going to get moderated :shock:
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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby Bonefishblues » 10 Oct 2015, 9:25am

Lovely!

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby beardy » 10 Oct 2015, 9:29am

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:

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby Mick F » 10 Oct 2015, 9:53am

Neilo wrote:That's going to get moderated :shock:
Yes it has.
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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby GrumpyGit » 10 Oct 2015, 5:22pm

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:
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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby Bonefishblues » 10 Oct 2015, 5:56pm

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

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby greyingbeard » 10 Oct 2015, 9:43pm

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

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 10 Oct 2015, 10:37pm

Museums in London - I expect free entry to the vast majority of exhibits.
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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby De Sisti » 11 Oct 2015, 11:37am

greyingbeard wrote:
that would be racist. Charging extra to foreigners,

Foreigners can be Caucasian too. :roll:

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 11 Oct 2015, 11:48am

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...
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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby Bicycler » 12 Oct 2015, 12:32pm

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

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Re: Exhibition too expensive?

Postby honesty » 12 Oct 2015, 12:45pm

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!