yes, I just nicked the title of a famous Only Fools and Horses episode.
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So, I’m trying this blogging thing out and I reckon one of the easiest ways to practice writing to a bunch of people is to write about the things I know.
Hull is my home town.
One of my favourite things about Hull is that if you want something to do for the day, we have a little bunch of free museums. They’re decent ones too, especially if you don’t have a lot of money.
Ok, so they are no Natural History or Science Museum (like in London), but they make for a nice wander around the city centre.
We also have the Deep, which is about £10 per person, but you only need to pay once for the whole year.
So, getting to the point, there’s a new addition to the city centre.
*drum roll please*…
The Dark History Museum…
It’s been open a few months and if you live in Hull you may have missed it. I went with some friends and we all remembered it as the old art shop down West Street (behind Brookes and Cooplands).
It had a door price of £11 but they were having a 2-4-1 deal and I thought that was reasonable for something different. As it happened, we weren’t in there for very long, so with the full price in mind, I’d think £11 was a bit steep.
The live experience is that you’re guided around a few rooms by different actresses in full costume and let’s just say, it does not look like the art shop now. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone that’s not been yet, so I won’t give away too much.
It looks great in there, but…
And yes, there is a but which I don’t like because it’s not like anyone heads to a day out and thinks,
‘i hope this event is a waste of my money and there’s loads wrong with it’…
I’ve been on Live Experience tours before and they have blown me away and this Live Experience had a few well executed scares. BUT –
I was hoping for a bit more information around the tour, a few more fact nuggets. The stories they told us weren’t very well formed and there were a few things that just didn’t quite make sense.
They would also say things like stay away from that corner, or that some people would be coming, but nothing would happen, or the people didn’t show up.
We all agreed we got the sense the actresses are only just learning their roles. It was very amateurish and felt a bit silly. The last lady was brilliant, but we only had her for a few minutes.
I think maybe the tour guides need to go see a few live tours, they need to fine tune their scripts and work on the information they’re telling customers.
If they accept they’re not quite there yet and try and learn a more about the stories they are telling and what do’s and don’ts work in a Live Experience tour then I am sure it’ll all get much better.
Places trying to get established in Hull need our support so I definitely think everyone should give it a go, even if its to leave some feedback.
For now, though, I hope they keep that 2-4-1 offer on while they are still practicing.