Museum logs in to the future with launch of website

QR code at Baliffgate Museum.

QR code at Baliffgate Museum.

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The Bailiffgate Museum has launched a new innovative website, which has been described as one of the most advanced of any independent museum in the country.

Funded by its recent Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the online facility for the Alnwick-based attraction offers a range of features.

The website, at www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk, goes live today and was developed by Amble-based Colin Harris Website Development.

Dudley George, museum volunteer and website project leader, said: “Our brief was to make the new site a hub for the whole community.

“We are inviting all other local attractions and services such as B&Bs, accommodation providers and caravan parks to also be present on the site for free – hence encouraging visitors to stay longer in our wonderful area.

“In future, not only will local artists be able to hold shows in the museum’s gallery, but also mount virtual exhibitions and sell images of their work worldwide.

“We will be making use of QR codes – those black squares which can be read by smartphones – to enhance visitor experience both inside the museum and hopefully also around the town.

“We are also running a whole range of community projects in the area which will feature prominently on the website.”