So I have an idea who will be using the app and who the design should be aim at while at the museum I spoke to staff and asked about visitor numbers and who makes up their visitor demographic. The groups below are a large proportion although numbers do fluctuate throughout the year mainly due to the holiday season:
- School trips
- Group visits
Further research also indicated this:
Over the last three weeks of the summer holidays there was an increase of 5,000 visits to the hall in comparison to the same time last year. This increase meant that there were nearly 17,000 visits in the three week period.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture said: “It is fantastic to see that Sewerby Hall and Gardens is starting to reap the rewards of the investment that East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have made in this fantastic visitor attraction.
“During the winter months it is free to enter the grounds and Cafe at Sewerby Hall and Gardens with additional charges for the Zoo and now the Hall will remain open seven days a week until the end of September as a part of the summer season.
“Then as a new development this year the house will be open from October to December on weekends with an individual charge to enter of £2.50.
“This will give customers who haven’t yet had a chance to visit the Hall and see for themselves what a top visitor attraction it is an opportunity to do so.”