Getting primary research done in such a limited time was going to be almost impossible, so I have reflected on various tours I’ve taken over the last year.
Disneyland Paris – Behind the Scenes
- It wasn’t too crowded, there was a limit on the number of visitors allowed to take the tour at a given time.
- There were queues to get on the tour, which were long, boring and tedious.
- The tour was created so that you got to interact but at a safe distance, for example splash zones.
- Our tour guide was very personable and funny which was really pleasant.
The British Museum
- There was so much to see.
- Completely overcrowded.
- High security.
- No one to ask questions to.
- So easy to get lost!
History of Science Museum
- Lots of things to see in a small space – but it works!
- Friendly staff who you can ask questions to.
- Once you’ve been once, you probably wouldn’t go back. It doesn’t seem to change or have anything new added very often.
- As I was giving the tour, we could alter our speed depending on time.
- We were able to adapt our route.
- Extra level of freedom to make pit stops e.g. bathroom or food stops.
- Not as in depth as having a proper tour, as my knowledge is limited.
Royal Court Theatre
- Tour guide was really informative, just hard to find when we got there initially.
- Learnt lots of things aside from the main tour, for example about their accessibility and the regeneration of the building.
- The tour size group was perfect for the tour, not to many people, but enough for it not to be empty.
- You got to see ‘non public’ areas, so that level or trust was nice.