9th February 2018
Digital Tablet Kiosks: Engaging all ages at Westbury Manor
In 2017 Westbury Manor was completed refurbished to create a vibrant cultural venue in the heart of Fareham. ATS Heritage created a series of tablet kiosks with interactive content allowing visitors to explore the collections and archives. Cerian Gale, Community Museum Manager at Hampshire Cultural Trust explains, ‘The tablet kiosks from ATS Heritage are a key part of the displays in each room and enable those visitors who want to explore more to access a range of digital content that provides greater details on the topics discussed in the room. They allow us to display many more photos, images and information than would be possible on the walls and in display cases.’
What do the visitors think?
‘Our visitors have reacted really positively to them, making great use of them, particularly our younger visitors. A feature that gets comments regularly are the RubawayTM images – we often leave them open on this page as they are so popular.’ Writing and producing layered content that includes audio, film, archive images and a series of interactives provide a variety of interpretive tools for visitors of all ages.
Spencer Clark, Director, ATS Heritage said: ‘ATS Heritage is always looking for new ways to deliver digital interpretation as part of a wider museum or exhibition experience. Museums with limited budgets in particular find the tablet kiosk to provide contemporary interpretation at a low price point. The use of tablet technology allows us to create easy to use interfaces to provide information which can be updated and changed quite easily. The solution is rugged, can include an audio output (speakers or headphones) and is cheaper and more flexible than print materials to update.’
Flexible, off the shelf or tailored solution
Tablet Kiosks come in a range of flavours – Android, iOS or Windows. Beyond interpretive content, Tablet Kiosks and apps can provide feedback forms, surveys, sign up pages, donation pages, access to websites or image archives. Tablet Kiosks can also have a range of technology integrated, such as printers, scanners and cameras. Tablet Kiosks can be table mounted, wall mounted or free standing and can easily be retro-fitted to existing furniture with minimal effort. Install and run your own apps, or ask us about using one of our template designs to display your content.
Call the team for more information on 02392 595000.