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Tips & Tools: Sensory Experiences on Guided Tours

On a guided tour, using an approach that appeals to all or some of the senses will help you to make your tour experiences more memorable and engaging. It will also help you to communicate your ideas more effectively. In this week's Tips and Tools we're looking at ways to make your tour a more sensory experience. When we travel

Tips & Tools: Using Notebooks for Activities on Guided Tours

In praise of the humble notebook... I have hundreds of tips and tools in my head that I could share with you, but today I've decided to share my go-to and most simple tool - using notebooks for activities on guided tours. A notebook, you say? But that's not very exciting... Well, when my three children were small, we

3 Golden Rules for Successful Family Tours

Working with family groups can be a challenge for museum educators, especially when striking the balance between engaging the children and the parents at the same time. There are, however, a few different tactics that can help educators encourage the whole family to participate fully. Set the tone at the start It is important to set the right tone at