The origins of Ely Museum can be traced back to 1849, when it first opened as a museum in the gaol. Ely Museums purpose is to develop, safeguard, interpret and make accessible collections, which they hold in trust for the community past, present and future to encourage public engagement and enjoyment of the history of the Isle of Ely and the Fens.
As part of a £2.2 million redevelopment of the museum and expansion of its collections, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the museum needed to be realigned to better connect with its audience and unlock the potential that the museum offered through its website, handling online donations, ticketing to events sold through the front desk and on the website as well as displaying the museums collections online.
Following on from the brand identity and signage work we had completed for the museum, our solution was to create a completely new website using a cost effectively CMS (WordPress), which could bring the museum and its collections to life, whilst handling online donations and integrating the front desk ticket sales to the website to ensure that events didn’t become over booked by the website and front desk not being linked together.
Flexible templates which allow the museum to create new pages at will for upcoming events, whilst maintaining our high visual aesthetic to capture the audiences imagination to encourage a visit to the museum. Collections can be browsed either before our after a visit to discover more and donations and ticketing are handled by our e-commerce solution.
“Our new website is fantastic! It looks great and the team at Igentics guided us through the whole process of putting it together.”
Elie Hughes, Museum Curator, Ely Museum