Heritage and museum projects

We have worked on a range of interesting and challenging heritage and museum projects and we are also working on new projects where we have been asked to prepare strategic development plans and business plans.

St Albans Cathedral business planning

The ‘days out market’ is becoming increasingly competitive and heritage sites are facing a number of challenges particularly in terms of cuts to public sector funding.

A key focus of much of our current work is to identify ways to increase visitor numbers at existing heritage attractions by enhancing the visitor offer and increasing income generated onsite. This may relate to the development of the events programme, revised admission policies and reviewing the retail and catering offers. Closely linked to boosting income generation is the production of effective marketing action plans.

We have found that our sister company’s experience of managing two heritage visitor attractions – The National Brewery Centre (formerly the Bass Museum) and Kent Life Heritage Farm Attraction have been invaluable.

Some of the clients we have worked with include:

  • Chichester District Council
  • Great Central Railway
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Monmouthshire County Council
  • Shropshire County Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • St Albans Cathedral
  • Sunderland City Council

Find out more about our heritage and museum projects here and other projects here.

Our clients have been appreciative of our work: “Planning Solutions Consulting offered a responsive service in the review of Pavilion Gardens, bringing to the project a large range of experience in the visitor attraction marketplace. They advised on current performance and assessed it against best practise, using relevant examples of how performance was increased elsewhere. They made several on site visitors and worked with HPBC on assessing the options for any operational changes which might have complimented the pending construction project. They helped increase HPBC understanding of the asset itself and its place within the wider context of visitor attraction and hospitality.” Paul Hare, Assets Manager High Peak Borough Council/Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Contact us
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our work within the heritage and museum sector please don’t hesitate to call either Richard Linington or Kevin Brown on 023 9248 1999 or email consulting@pslplan.co.uk

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