This Wednesday, to mark its 50th anniversary, entry to the Southbank’s Hayward Gallery will cost just 50p – instead of the more usual £14.50 they charge to go in.
The 50p entry ticket offer can only be redeemed in person and is on a first come, first served basis.
Note that there’s a bag size restriction in the gallery, with a cloakroom if needed, at £1 per bag — which makes it twice as expensive to drop off a large bag as to go into the exhibition. On just one day that is.
If you’re a regular visitor, they’re also offering an annual membership package for £50 instead of their usual £75
Incidentally, if you’re wondering why the 50p deal is on Wednesday — although the Queen opened the Hayward Gallery on the 9th July 1968, the public didn’t go in for a couple of days.
So this Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the first paying public going into the gallery, which is a far more important anniversary than it being royally opened.