Museum Fixes Admission Prices - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Museum Fixes Admission Prices

Published September 6, 2013

The Reykjavík Art Museum has corrected their prices of admission, and foreign seniors can now visit for free, like their Icelandic counterparts.
As reported, three locations for the Reykjavík Art Museum – Ásmundarsafn, Kjarvalsstaðir and Hafnarhúsið – displayed free admission for senior citizens on their Icelandic websites, while their English versions included no such discount. As it turned out, this was deliberate.
“These are our pensioners, said Hafþór Yngvason, the museum director, at the time. ”They’ve paid the price of admission all their lives and now they’re enjoying these [later] years. They have the time [to visit] and we wanted to give them the opportunity to do so.”
RÚV now reports that the museums’ websites have been updated. All seniors can now visit the museum for free, whether they’re Icelandic or not.
Charging two different rates to two different nationalities for the same goods or services is illegal, in direct violation of European law.

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