Tips for a warm welcome
It’s so simple – impossible to see why anybody ever has a problem with it. Giving a warm welcome is a matter of standing in the right….
Perfect the art of poster making
In this age of digital marketing, social media, apps and e-newsletters it’s easy to forget about the humble poster. But, we shouldn’t - posters are cheap to….
You can’t touch this!
A velvet rope, an artfully placed teasel on a chair, a sign, a volunteer in a high visibility vest… the ways that heritage sites stop people going or touching….
Disability in Time and Place: English Heritage explores disability history
In November this year, English Heritage is to launch its new web pages charting the history of disabled people and their relationship with the built environment over the….
Crash course in QR codes
In 2011, we introduced QR codes to add a new dimension to our Heritage Open Days promotion and interpretation in Tyne and Wear. It was a steep learning curve for us, and….
Sevington School prepares for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - 1897
At Sevington Victorian School, Miss Elizabeth Squire, the village schoolmistress is getting ready for another Jubilee. It is June 1897. Chippenham has gone Jubilee….
Anniversaries - what are we celebrating?
Anniversaries provide the potential to reach out to a wider audience, as custodians of historic buildings make links with famous people or events. But anniversaries….
Handling collections - a tactile approach
You’ve probably noticed that in recent years many historic houses and museums have been removing some of their rope barriers and glass cases, allowing visitors….
How to write a press release
There are many ways to raise awareness of your event. To get your stories into the media and announce things you think are newsworthy, it's best to issue a press….