Public cultural establishments in China will open free for primary or middle school kids in groups or be preferential opening for minors, soldiers, the elderly or handicapped on first Monday of the first week monthly as of May 1,according to sources with the Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH).
Seven central public cultural establishments in the national capital of Beijing, including the National Library, the Palace Museum and the National Art Gallery, on Tuesday released their various measures for free admission for minors or students.
All of them will offer free admission to minors in groups or accompanied by their parents in some specific times and preferential prices for unaccompanied minors. They also promise to add some new facilities especially for the youth.
The Ministry of Culture and SACH last month jointly issued a document to promote the free or preferential opening of the public cultural establishments.
According to the document, other groups of visitors such as soldiers in active service and the elderly and handicapped people are also allowed to visit public cultural establishments free of charge or with preferential prices.