A wall was left blank in the West Gallery, where the exhibition was taking place, for visitors to stick up their own drawing and get involved. A table was set up with crayons, pens and paper for visitors to sit down and draw something. This wasn’t planned, but after seeing the success of the interactive area at Leicester Museum, we were inspired and thought it would be a good idea as we had the spare space to do it.
By the end of the exhibition, the wall was filled with all sorts of fantastic drawings left behind. I felt that the interactive area encouraged more young families to come in as it meant children had something fun to do and could make a day out of it. Due to the success of this, we found that including interactive activities within exhibitions encourages people to get involved and makes the experience/visit more enjoyable.