On Sunday 1 December 2019 join over 1,400 cultural venues in 20 countries putting on special events and promotions to celebrate and raise the profile of cultural retail. Museum Shop Sunday is a fantastic platform for you to:
- Boost your income – in 2018 participants reported increases of up to 68% in sales, 55% in footfall and 49% in average transaction value
- Attract new audiences – showcase your products and your venue to new customers
- Boost awareness – increase media coverage and social engagement by being part of an international campaign.
How to get involved
Start planning your event or promotion for the day – ideally something that will attract publicity in the run-up to the day and appeal to both new and existing customers. A combination of two or three events can work really well – perhaps a craft activity or book signing, a food or drink tasting, a competition or prize draw and a free gift with selected purchases.
Use the marketing toolkit to create posters, email headers, web banners and social media posts.
Sign up here to have your event added to our what’s on pages. We’ll also promote your event on the Museum Shop Sunday social pages, so to help with this please email your signature product images to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more tips and advice, including key messages, how to promote your activities and how to overcome challenges such as limited time and resources or getting organisational buy-in, check out our FAQs. You can also read this fascinating blog by Catherine McGoldrick, Retail Manager of National Museums NI, focusing on how to get the most out of the day.
You can get involved with Museum Shop Sunday too! Why not partner with a cultural venue on Sunday 1 December to create in-store events such as meet the maker, book signings, craft demonstrations or new product launches.