The wonderful BBC History Magazine Guide to Museums at Night is on its way to the printers now! It’s a thing of beauty: an A5 size, full-colour glossy brochure with 16 pages of photos and writing. However, we can only take your orders up until 11am on Friday 8th April. Order your free copies here!
The Guide picks out event highlights by theme, giving a flavour of the diversity of events that will be on offer across the UK over Museums at Night weekend. The idea of this persuasive text is that members of the public who pick it up will be compelled to head to the Museums at Night website to find out what’s on near them.
Last year this was a key part of the campaign marketing at a local level, and the venues who took boxes of brochures to distribute reported great success from putting them out in their own foyers and cafes, local libraries, bookshops, theatres, cafes, bars and supermarkets. You know better than we do where people in your town are likely to pick up flyers, leaflets and brochures – and here’s ready-made high-quality printed publicity, at no cost to you, for you to make the most of!
If your venue is running a Museums at Night event and you don’t fill in the form, we’ll automatically send you a box of 100 brochures. However, can you take more than this? Alternatively, if for some reason you can’t put any brochures out, please fill in the form to let us know so we don’t send you unnecessary copies.
Every reader of BBC History Magazine will get a Guide, but we’re having 100,000 extras printed to send out to you all. Last year it was really heartening to see many venues who weren’t able to run events asking for brochures to put out so that they could support other local venues by promoting the campaign.
Could you do this? Please click here to request your Guides!
Behind-the-scenes blog bonus: find out what it was like for one of our writers to model for the front cover of the Guide by reading Laura Burgess’ blog post about the experience here!