Are you starting a new project or events programme in your museum or science centre?
With downloadable information sheets and research summaries from the Science Museum, you’ll have instant access to everything we’ve learned about running successful sleepovers, setting up outreach programmes, presenting live events and much more.
What we’ve learned…
These information sheets summarise the real-life experiences of our staff and include the top tips for success in running projects from beginning to end.
Developing community outreach programmes
Developing schools’ outreach programmes
Writing and performing science shows
Running science-based comedy events
Running discussion events
Evaluating discussion events
Developing educational resources
Running teachers’ courses
Running teachers’ advisory panels
Recruiting visitor-facing staff
Evaluating prototype exhibits
Learning from objects
Working with young people
Science Museum research summaries
These summaries cover key findings from in-depth evaluation reports that underpin our work.
What parents want from a science show
What teachers want from a science show
What teachers want from museum websites
What teachers want from classroom resources
Developing successful mechanical interactives
Running effective events in external venues
Providing effective continuing professional development teachers’ courses in museums
Creating content for continuing professional development teachers’ courses in museums
Delivering life-enhancing experiences
The Science Museum Group (SMG) comprises four museums: Science Museum (London), National Railway Museum (York), National Science and Media Museum (Bradford) and the Museum of Science and Industry (Manchester). One of SMG’s objectives is to deliver life-enhancing experiences.
In 2009, SMG identified how it will measure its performance in delivering life-enhancing experiences in order to continually develop and improve its offer. This document outlines what is meant by a life-enhancing experience for the audience and how such experiences are planned for and measured.