Proposals for Victoria Art Gallery charging

As previously announced by Bath & North East Somerset Council, proposals to introduce charges for some exhibitions at the Victoria Art Gallery are being developed as part of the financial plans to balance the Council’s budget over the next three years.

The proposal being worked up is that the new arrangements would be:

  • To charge for the large downstairs temporary exhibition gallery which drives footfall through new high quality shows that change every 6 to 8 weeks; charges may vary according to the exhibition on show and, because of the Gallery’s popularity amongst repeat visitors, a Season Ticket option is being actively considered;
  • No charge for the small exhibition gallery, which will continue to exhibit free selling shows by local artists and which will contain the Gallery shop;
  • No charge for the upstairs galleries that exhibit the permanent collection.

You can make comments on this proposal and the B&NES cuts in general at

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