North Lincolnshire Museum has launched a new look website, helping families to make the most of their visit and go behind the scenes of the Scunthorpe attraction’s impressive collections.
The convenient website makes it easy for people to plan their visit, find and book on to the latest events, discover the Museum’s fascinating exhibitions, and much more.
Like the hands-on history at the Museum, the website has been designed to be as interactive and user-friendly as possible.
Visitors will be able to enjoy an immersive 3D tour of the Museum from the comfort of their own homes and watch a series of Curator’s Choice videos, which see staff showcasing some of their favourite objects from the Museum’s 300,000 strong collection.
As well as this, website users can browse the Museum’s remarkable Image Archive. Featuring more than 16,000 digitised photographs, and with more added all the time, the archive is a fascinating visual record for anyone who wants to discover more about North Lincolnshire’s rich history.
Cllr John Davison, cabinet member for safer, stronger communities: urban, said:
“Open seven days a week with free admission, North Lincolnshire Museum offers a great day out.
“From informative exhibitions that explore everything from the Jurassic period to Scunthorpe’s proud steel making heritage, there is so much to discover.
“The team works creatively to ensure that the Museum can be enjoyed by the whole family, with hands-on displays, and the popular Dudley’s Den activities keeping younger visitors entertained.
“Their new website will help even more people to discover the Museum and its fantastic resources.”
Those who visit North Lincolnshire Museum before 6 March 2022 will be able to enjoy two extra special exhibitions.
‘The New Folk’ reconnects visitors with the area’s folkloric past, with the work of eight contemporary artists exploring themes including rituals, traditions and the supernatural.
A second temporary exhibition, ‘Together, Apart’, documents the experiences of local residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here, visitors have the opportunity to listen to interviews with volunteers and those who received their help and leave their own message of thanks.
The new North Lincolnshire Museum website has been designed and built by the multi-award winning digital agency Joi Polloi, using funding from Arts Council England (ACE), through the Humber Museums Partnership, of which North Lincolnshire Museums is a partner.
Russell Stearman, Technical Director at Joi Polloi said:
“It’s great to be able to use the experience and skills we’ve gathered to create a site for a locally loved institution and shine a light on the various activities, events and objects on display, giving the museum a new voice for it’s past and future audience.
“Collaborating with regional museums such as North Lincolnshire is an important part of our work, and we are really pleased to use our experience and knowledge to be able to raise public awareness of the Museum, and the vital role it plays in society.”