If you took part in Museums at Night, regularly run after-hours events, or are simply interested in generating income for your organisation, this is your last chance to join Culture24’s Activity Superstore partnership promoting cultural gift experiences in museums, galleries and heritage sites.
Four boxes will be sold on the high street from the beginning of September in shops such as Boots and WHSmith.
The Museum Lates box is dedicated to providing two adults with an enchanting, insightful evening in a museum or gallery. This could be anything from an in-depth tour of an exhibition, a talk or access to a workshop. This is a fantastic way for you to attract new audiences and generate income.
A number of brilliantly diverse venues are already on board, including the Art Fund Museum of the Year, Yorkshire Sculpture Park; the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings; and the Museum of Carpet.
These boxes are most commonly brought as Christmas presents, so it is vital for you to get involved as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Activity Superstore?
Activity Superstore provides a range of gift experiences, sold in attractive gift boxes in high street stores. The boxes contain a booklet and a code that customers can use to book their experience on the Activity Superstore website. Examples of boxes that are already being sold are Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two, Ferrari Driving, Two Night Camping Experience and Vineyard Tour and Tasting for Two.
What will venues gain from being involved?
It is a fantastic way to attract new audiences and gain revenue from your events. The whole project is also a really exciting way of attracting individuals who might not often chose to visit museums and galleries. With exposure in several high street outlets such as WHSmith and Boots, Activity Superstore is a great opportunity to get your name and your brand out there in front of high street consumers.
What does your venue need to do?
For each box that you choose to be involved in, you need to offer four or more activities between January 2015 and December 2015. You can either offer four or more of the same event, or four or more different events; it is totally up to you.
What about events that are already open to the public?
These are fine. If you are including events that are already planned, you could perhaps include some special element like a cup of tea and cake in your café, a voucher for your gift shop, or a special welcome from a curator or guide.
How do box sales and event bookings work?
Each will be sold in shops: customers will choose one experience from a range of venues throughout the UK.
Each time the box is bought and two adults visit your late event, you will invoice Activity Superstore for a share of the money.
Activity Superstore’s experienced team take care of the bookings, and will make the logistics as hassle-free and profitable for you as they can.
What other boxes are available?
- Inside Art and Design – anything art/design related, such as an in-depth curators tour/talk (2 adults).
- Forgotten Skills and Traditions – anything history-based, for example workshops about traditional crafts or activities (1 adult).
- Curious & Creative Kids – anything for under-12s e.g. children’s crafts/activities (a family of up to 1 adult and 3 children – doesn’t need to be for this many people so long as we know).
Any other questions?
If you are interested in taking part or have any other questions about the boxes and how it all works, please contact Culture24’s Rina Lakhani on 01273 623357 or email [email protected]
We look forward to working with you and helping you to make money and attract new visitors.