Case studies

Here we share case studies of some of the wonderful work that has been going on across our partner museums. We hope they will inform and inspire you!

In each story, we have given contact details so you can speak to the relevant person for further information.

Fun Palace

A community event that quadrupled Poole Museum's usual daily visitor figures.
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A WW1 project that engaged an army of new volunteers.
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The Meaning of Things

Using objects to reach out to people who don't usually visit our museums.
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A unique Takeover Day

The county's most ambitious Takeover Day involving 600 school children.
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Student volunteering

A major increase in student volunteers thanks to Duke of Edinburgh projects.
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Annual Takeover Day

Years of experience have honed Poole Museum's annual event for school children.
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Trustee recruitment

How Wessex Museums changed its approach to trustee recruitment - with great success.
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How Wiltshire Museum ran its first Crowdfunder campaign - and hit its target amidst the pandemic!
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Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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