Kids under 12 go free to all exhibitions at the RA
Kids In Museums © Scott Wilson The Royal Academy of Arts has announced a new policy that children under 12 years of age will have free entry to all exhibitions.
Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy, comments, “We are delighted to begin the new year by offering free entry to exhibitions to all children under 12 years old. The Royal Academy has a rich and vibrant learning programme, comprising a broad range of activities for children, students, families and adults. The decision to give children free access is a further step in our commitment to welcoming the widest possible audience to see our exhibitions and to visit the Academy.”
From immediate effect children under 12 years will be able to see the Royal Academy’s current exhibitions for free: Manet: Portraying Life
(26 January – 14 April). Forthcoming exhibitions include George Bellows (1882-1925): Modern American Life
(16 March – 9 June).
The announcement was made at the 10th Anniversary celebrations of Kids in Museums,
an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families, held at the Royal Academy on Monday 14 January.
A slideshow of images from the 10th Anniversary event can be seen here: