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Business visit to the Natural History Museum Tring

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum at Tring was the private museum of Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild; today it is part of the Natural History Museum. During our visit we learnt about the business side of the museum.

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My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

The government wanted to make entrance to the museum free for visitors so they give the Natural History Museum in Tring and London an amount of money to run their business.

Extra money is raised through donations to the museum, sales in the shop and cafe, showing films in the Vintage Cinema, by having parties and weddings and even sleep overs. Money is also raised in the Museum's Research Department.

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum
My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Money is needed to cover the cost of running the museum, this includes money to pay the staff, cleaning expenses, the cost of all the equipment and stationery, to cover the upkeep of the building, utilities (water, electricity etc.), to keep the exhibits looking their best and much more.

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In the museum's entrance there is a special case were visitors can leave donations.

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Entrance to the museum is free but visitors are asked to make a donation of £2 per person. This donation request box is rather special as it treats you to a mechanical show of moving animals around Walter Rothschild as he sits at his desk.

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum
My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

 

The Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is stocked with merchandise to temp all ages, and reflects the exhibits in the museum. Before any customers arrive in the shop the staff must get prepared!

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

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Before any customers arrive the museum's computer touch screen till must be stocked up with money (petty cash) so that change can be given to customers.

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A float of £85 made up in of a variety of coins and notes is taken from the safe.

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The money is carefully counted, not by hand, but by weighing each type of coin or note.

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

The money is carefully sorted into compartments to make it easier to count out the correct amount of change.

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

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Payment can also be made by card and contactless method using a card reader.

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At the end of the day the money in the till is counted again. The £85 float is put back into a bag in the safe ready for the next days business. The remaining amount of money is the value of the stock that has been sold in the shop throughout the day.

 

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We were keen to find out if the museum had a usp? (unique selling point) - Yes they do, it's their amazing collection of animals! The museum attracts over 150,000 visitors a year and visitors enjoy spending money in the shop and cafe.

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

As an extra special treat we spent 50p in the museum shop and became shop assistants taking turns to serve each other and use the till! Thank you, so much we really enjoyed this activity, it is very kind of you to let us take our purchases home.

My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum
My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum My Money March Business Visit to Tring Natural History Museum

 

Thank You Animation We have had a wonderful time learning about the business side of the museum.

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