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Interseasonal public study at the Natural History Museum of Barcelona (Spain) ECSITE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2008 for science centres and museums Hungarian Natural History Museum Budapest, 29-31 May Josep Piqué & Anna Omedes Natural History Museum, Barcelona, Spain
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ECSITE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2008
for science centres and museums
Hungarian Natural History Museum
Budapest, 29-31 May
Josep Piqué & Anna Omedes
Natural History Museum, Barcelona, Spain
Geology Building (150 m apart)
Which one of all the variables studied change between summer and autumn months
Aims of thestudy
Study periods presented
Summer 2007 : 1st June to August 31st
Autumn 2007: 15 September to 15
Long term study
All days of the week
Not on free entrance days
11 am to 1 pm and 3-7pm
Adult visitors chosen at random
Sample size: 313(0,8 % of visitors)
Spatial behaviour of visitors recorded
At the end of the visit spoken questionaire: 27 questions
General questions (6)
- Specific questions
on exhibition areas
No gender difference in the two seasons
In both seasons nearly 52% were foreigners
Children and youngsters accompanied by
adults are not included
Interseasonal stability in each type of visit
Great importance of tourist information (46 % of visitors)
Most visitors (summer 76%, autumn 90%)include in their visit both the Temporal and Permanent Zoology Exhibitions
one. Visitors spend 35 minutesseeing,while only 23
minutes for Origins, and 20 minutes for the Geological
Visitorsseeing all the exhibitions spend an average time
of 1 h 19 minutes.
Although being a classical one, the visitor is most attracted by the Zoological Permanent Exhibition
The Museum receives a high number of foreigners (52 %).
This is probably due to the fact that the habitants of
visiting N.H. museums is much more common in other
The Museum should take this fact into acount and
consider foreigners when planning exhibitions.
2.The number of Spanish non local visitors is extremely low.
This Museum is definitively not an obliged visit when
comming to Barcelona.
Subjects of exhibitions
and how we explain
them should be revised.
3. Tourist information (more than 40 %) seems to be the main
way to reach visitors. Presumably so because of the high
number of foreigners visiting.
Increase and diversifytourist information
4. Street information is much more useful then press
and TV to advertise the Museum. The Museum is
well know by the locals from their childwood.
More effort should be made to advertise the Museum in
press and TV.
5. Although very interested by the temporal exhibition, visitors
still prefer the Pemanent Zoology one. Temporal exhibitions
are attractive by theup to date subjects and museography.
The presence of the Zoologicalcollections in the permanent
exhibition arouses a lot of interest although the museography
is still that of XIX century.
A major renovation in
the Permanent would
combine both points
6. Public is far less interested in Geology than in Zoology.
Probably due to poor education at school.
Major renovation of the exhibition
is needed, whit integration of all
disciplines. Increase in education
activities based in Geology.
7. There are no differences between summer and autumn.
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Thank you very much !