Crowds flock in to Mersey museums

Via Daily Post

VISITORS numbers to Liverpool museums have gone up by a staggering 129% since admission fees were scrapped.

The city topped a national poll showing how much venues had benefited from the free admittance policy.

It showed more than 1,589,500 people toured local exhibitions last year compared to 694,197 in the final 12 months of charging on the door.

David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool, said: “We strongly believe museums should be free to everyone, whatever their background, and should provide visitors with a great experience…..