A trip to a local museum can be a great – and cost-effective – day out. However, as there is so much information contained in this displays it is sometimes easy to miss the best bits. Here are a few tips to help you to make the most of your day out. If there is a guide available then make use of it! Wandering aimlessly around the museum will not make best use of your time and you are likely to miss some crucial exhibits. Many museums have printed guides or audio guides which can be rented for a small fee. They are usually well worth the money.
Wear comfortable shoes. You will not be able to concentrate on enjoying yourself if your feet start to hurt, so wear an old and trusted pair of shoes to avoid unnecessary distraction.
Give yourself enough time to see everything on display; so try to arrive as early as possible. You do not want to have to rush around the rooms. Equally, try to avoid those times where there may be visiting school parties or crowds of people. (more...)