The tenth in our series of guest posts comes from Nicky Croom, Events Manager at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset.
As Events Manager at the Tank Museum I would say I am very lucky to organise and host some amazing events.
We have lots of fun too – there isn’t a day that goes by without somebody being painted in camouflage cream or having to do some press ups!
Putting on an event in our museum, like in all museums, puts your brain to the test. A lot of work goes into it behind the scenes, but the art of putting on a good event is to make it appear smooth and seamless (and to do lots of preparation).
Museums at Night has been a challenging event to organise but an exciting one all the same. I wanted our Museum at Night event to be fun as well as informative, and after many weeks of ideas and meetings I think the result is fantastic.
It gives our visitors the opportunity to see the museum by torchlight, with a guided tour where they’ll learn about night vision equipment used by the military from World War 2 right up to the latest kit used in military operations today. On the evening, they will get to have a go with some of the latest night vision equipment as they try to locate targets in the dark, as well as watching a night-time demonstration by the Military, and a chance to find out more about how vehicles’ crews see in the dark … it isn’t just about eating your carrots in the Army, although I’m sure that does help!
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