Should UK museums start charging entry fees again?

Keeping the national museums free to enter comes with significant hidden costs, but admission fees are not the answer

7 Jun 2024
Houses of Parliament

MPs should move out of the Palace of Westminster immediately – and start restoring the building right now

With parliamentarians dialling in, the magic of Westminster has evaporated – so there’s no excuse not to move ahead with restoring the Houses of Parliament right now

5 May 2020
The Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, photographed in the late 19th century.

‘Shouldn’t David be in Florence?’ – on the Cast Courts at the V&A

The museum’s gallery of historic plaster casts – newly restored – has long inspired conflicting responses

27 Nov 2018

Tristram Hunt: Why the British Ceramics Biennial belongs in Stoke

The Staffordshire Potteries continue to play a leading role in developing the UK’s ceramics industry

13 Jan 2017