The closure of Iran Museums and the decline in their incomes have made some museums more expensive during the reopening period.
However, the director-general of museums says museum admission rates are not set to change in 2021.
Iran Museums have faced a sharp drop in revenue due to successive closures during Corona. According to statistics provided by Mohammad Reza Kargar, director-general of Iran Museums, museums earned about 4 billion by November 2020 and then closed again by March 2021.
However, the situation for state-run museums may not be so dire given the budget, unless funding for the provision of security or the payment of unpaid staff to museums and historic sites is provided from these revenues, which, in the current situation, certainly this year.
Lack of revenue over the past year has led not only private Iran Museums but also some museums outside the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts to increase admission rates; For example, the Moghaddam Museum.
During the Nowruz holiday, when travel restrictions were lifted, Iran Museums museums affiliated with organizations other than the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, and private museums also slightly increased admissions to offset some of the corona’s damage.
The last change in the price of museums occurred in 2019. In July of that year, the Council of Ministers agreed to increase the entrance fee for Iran and cultural-historical sites, citing reasons such as the rising cost of maintaining, renovating and equipping museums and monuments in recent years.
The bill, which increased museum visits to foreign tourists by up to five times that year, drew strong protests from tourism activists, who responded by saying the law allowed the law to be based on annual inflation and the dollar exchange rate every three years. Check the entrance price of Iran touristic sites.