Dorset County Museum Digital Proposal

It’s been a busy few weeks in the Key Multimedia office, with a round of presentations at the BH&HPA National Conference in Birmingham and several pitches for new clients.

We thought we would share our ideas for one of our latest potential projects. The Dorset County Museum in our hometown of Dorchester recently published a request for tender to upgrade their current website. We were fortunate to be shortlisted to present our proposal.

These are exciting times for the Museum as it embarks on a £13m redevelopment after successfully securing a lottery grant. The Museum team are keen to break down the idea that it is a small town museum, and the website is one tool they can use to start doing this.

Alongside the fantastic redevelopment opportunities the Museum is also in line to showcase the first “Dippy on Tour” exhibition – The National History Museum’s very own Diplodocus dinosaur that normally stands in the atrium of the NHM is going on a tour of the UK – and the first stop is Dorchester and the Jurassic Coast.

The Dorset County Museum tender is looking to introduce a more dynamic look and colour scheme to the new site, and ensure it gives a nod to their modernisation project and an idea of what the Museum may be like post 2020.

Take a look at our proposal for unlocking the potential of the Dorset County Museum.

Our strategy

Deliver a modern and new look website, whilst providing a great user experience; driving visitors to the Museum, encouraging ticket and event sales.

Proposed Solution

Key Features

Events & Ticketing


Our proposal included a full event management and ticketing system that allows the Museum to concentrate on driving sales through their numerous events. A bespoke Shopping cart was also included to support merchandising.

Creating Tomorrow’s Museum

Following on from the Museum’s desire to “Create Tomorrow’s Museum“, our proposal also suggested a number of opportunities for the Museum to consider for the future including:- developing a digital strategy for roll out of supporting online marketing, SEO and social media, interactive digital displays for exhibitions and virtual reality for the forthcoming Dippy on Tour.

Try this amazing VR demonstration of a Giraffatitan dinosaur with a VR headset!

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Strategy and imagery copyright Key Multimedia 2017.

Posted in: Blog, General on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 by David Lakins, Managing Director & Head Honcho