WQ90559 (e) Tabled on 18/01/2024

What assessment has the Minister made of the potential Welsh Government's plans for entry fees for National Museums in Wales?

Answered by Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism | Answered on 26/01/2024

Like all our culture arm’s length bodies, Amgueddfa Cymru is exploring all available income-generating opportunities. This includes exploring a range of potential future charging options, such as charging for entry to some or all its museums.

This exploratory work is at an early stage. As such, the only discussion I have had with stakeholders is a very initial conversation with Amgueddfa Cymru’s chair and chief executive during my most recent biannual meeting when their intention to consider a variety of potential options was discussed.

Any significant change to Amgueddfa Cymru’s charging policy would be a decision for its Board of Trustees in the first instance and would have to be considered by the Welsh Ministers alongside our policy for access to the national collection.

I will update the Senedd if any proposal to change Amgueddfa Cymru’s charging policy emerges.