WITH reference to her letter, published in the September 7 edition of the paper, I am pleased Mrs Reed and her husband decided to visit the Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum, having become aware of the improvements made since their previous visit. However I was sorry to read that they were disgusted to be charged £2 for their admission.
Our policy is that disabled persons pay the standard admission charge, currently £2, but free entry is offered to any essential companion or carer accompanying them. This is in fact the same policy adopted by the National Trust for non-members as published in their current handbook.
Had Mr and Mrs Reed proceeded with their visit, they would have seen at first hand the recent improvements made in layout, improvements to wheelchair access, and content, the new lifeboat and Parker Pen exhibits, all of which have received much praise from visitors both able bodied and disabled.
Tony Helyar, secretary, Newhaven Historical Society