Letter of the week: Prices appear to be attracting few people to Hartlepool's Royal Navy Museum

The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.
The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool.

My family and I were shocked to see the price increases at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Hartlepool.

We went with existing local residents tickets on May 29 to be told that local concessions were no longer available.

Two adults plus up to three children has gone from £30 to £90; adults from £10 to £45 with a senior concession discounted to £35 (from £8).

My wife queried this at the ticket desk.

She was told the local residents’ concessions had ended, and was shown what appears to be a National Museum flier.

True, if one is visiting Belfast, Gosport, Yeovilton and Portsmouth then this is reasonable.

But, as things stand, the superb local museum is not as accessible to local folk.

Luckily, as we showed our five tickets allowing several visits, the sixth child was given at £8.

I hope this is simply an oversight on the day.

On a cold bank holiday Monday there were few people there I thought.

Robin Nicholson,

Butterstone Avenue,