Have Your Say!
40 of our visitors came along on 23rd July to our first consultation event to help us learn about what they think of National Mining Museum Scotland and what they would like to see in the Boiler House.
We may have lured them in with tea and cake, but everyone took part in the different activities we’d designed to gather opinions and made lots of really useful comments and suggestions. The written feedback we gathered was really useful but, as always, the best bit was having face to face conversations with our visitors about why they visit the Museum, what would encourage them to visit more often, and what they think we should be doing in the future.
Jim, who is carrying out a conservation survey of the Boiler House was on hand to tell people a bit more about the history of the site and to discuss some of the very real practical issues in its redevelopment. He showed some great photos of the Boiler House, past and present and spoke to several people who had worked on the site about their memories and experiences.
We’re busy compiling all the information we gathered and it will help to inform how we take the Museum forward. It is already inspiring ideas about how to use the Boiler House and will all contribute towards funding applications for its preservation and redevelopment.
Our consultation process doesn’t end here! Some of you may have spotted activities in Newtongrange and Dalkeith libraries that are also designed to gather opinions. These will be moving around the region in the coming weeks. There’s also another event at the Museum on FRIDAY 14TH AUGUST, so please come along to that. Again, there will be free tea and cake, a free raffle with a great prize, activities to help us learn about what you think and even more fun things for children (and grown ups!) to do.
Many thanks to everyone who has already taken part in our consultation – your opinions really matter and it is a pleasure talking to you.