Ashleigh Taylor on how Museums at Night brought Blaenavon World Heritage Site to life after hours

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Ashleigh Taylor, Community Heritage Development Officer at Torfaen Borough Council, explains how she overcame the challenges presented by the landscape of Blaenavon World Heritage Site to bring it to life after hours with a Museums at Night astronomy event.

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Ashleigh Taylor on how Museums at Night brought Blaenavon World Heritage Site to life after hours

  1. 1. The World Heritage Site at night
  2. 2.    Explore the World Heritage Site Give people a different perspective on the Site Use the World Heritage Centre in a more creative way.
  3. 3.  To run 2 events  Bat and Night Jar walk Cancelled due to lack of bookings  Dark Skies Events. Made up for it all.
  4. 4.  Dark Skies event  10 PARTICIPANTS.  Started at a local Pub.  A free mini bus the Centre – with a tour guide  Indoor planetarium in the Centre  Look around the Centre  Back to the Pub for real live stargazing.
  5. 5.     Feedback from participants overwhelming 2 partners worked together successfully We tried a new activities The Activity worked well. “Wow, I never knew how much there was in Blaenavon” “What an amazing experience”
  6. 6.  Advertising!  Look at who you use – internal works best!  How reduce costs – staff, resources,  The time of year!
  7. 7.   Advertising didn’t work. Last minute cancellations of staff
  8. 8.   The Activities we will run again, but at a different time of year We will participate in Night at the Museum, but we will do different activities, although we will try the walk again.

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