Four museums and memorial sites in Shanghai will start a trial
next month to offer free entry, Oriental Morning Post
People can enjoy free visits to Shanghai Museum, the
Site-Memorial of the First National Congress of the Communist Party
of China, Luxun Museum and the Former Residence of Chen Yun some
time in March, the report said.
But the specific date has not been determined, it added.
Under a recent state government notice, all national museums and
provincial comprehensive museums under the management of the state
department of cultural relics were told to stop charging entry fees
Memorial halls listed as national patriotism education
facilities will also open for free from next year.
Before the free entry trial starts, minors, seniors, the
disabled and soldiers will receive discounts at all museums in
Shanghai, the report said.
People who have bought yearly passes to these museums can get
refunds at designated banks, the report added.
It also said organizers may put a limit on daily visits to
protect items on dispaly.
(Shanghai Daily February 20, 2008)