If you’re keen to increase the numbers of culture vultures flowing through your museum barrier systems, you might find it fun to take a leaf out of the Museum of London’s book and hold an open day for dogs at your fine establishment.
According to the London Evening Standard, the exhibition space will be opening its doors for dogs and their owners on Bank Holiday Monday to celebrate National Dog Day on August 26th.
There’s going to be a pet photographer available so visitors can have their professional photos done (for free!), as well as life drawing sessions if their dogs sit still for long enough and even dog yoga.
It’s part of the museum’s Beasts of London experience, which has been created to bring the history of animals in the city to life. All sorts of famous faces have taken part, with voices provided by the likes of Kate Moss (as a fox), Joe Pasuale (a dormouse) and Stephen Mangan (Henry VIII’s horse).
It certainly sounds like it’s going to be a really fun day out for all and it might well be worth keeping an eye on it and how well it’s received to see if it’s worth doing something similar at your site in the future.
The Beast of London experience itself looks interesting as well, running until January 5th. It’s an immersive digital installation that allows you to walk through theatrical sets where stories are told through audiovisual presentations.
If you find yourself at a loose end between now and the start of next year, it certainly looks as though it would be an exciting day out.