National Digital Takeover Day of Museums
Last week, selected students from Year 9 with an interest in History and Social Media visited Teign Heritage Museum as part of the National Digital Takeover Day of Museums.
The students started the morning with Sarah Marshall-Maun, the Centre’s Education & Digital Engagement Officer, discussing many different ideas on promoting the museum to a younger audience and encouraging visitors and volunteers from a younger demographic. The social media accounts of English Heritage and National Museums were then looked at to gain ideas and inspiration as well as browsing the museum’s two galleries to find out about Teignmouth’s rich history. The students then selected their favourite exhibits and worked as a group to produce three TikTok videos to show the museum off in a fun and entertaining way.