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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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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. Around 150,000 people visit the museum every year.

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

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.

Entrance to the museum is free but visitors are asked to make a donation of £2 per person. In the museum's entrance there is a special case were visitors can leave donations. Very soon the museum are hoping to have a tap and donate machine to make it easy to donate money using contactless payments.

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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.

Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

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The Museum Shop

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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!

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Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

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 by weighing each type of coin and counting the notes. This machine also keeps a running total of the money alreday weighed.

Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Photograph of My Money Month 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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This year the museum are very excited to introuduce a new range of soft animals completely climate friendly made entirely from recycled materials and contains absolutely NO PLASTIC!

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We were keen to find out if the museum have 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 between 500 to 1,500 visitors a day. Visitors enjoy spending money in the shop and cafe.

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Photograph of My Money Month Business visit to Tring Natural History Museum

Thank You Animation r We have had a wonderful time learning about the business side of the museum and thank you so much for the lovely gift.

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