RAMM gift shop
6 May 2015
Been to Exeter, visited the museum…… got the t-shirt?
RAMM’s visitors will soon be able to boast just that as the City Council, who run the museum, have agreed to set up a gift shop.
RAMM hasn’t had a shop for years – there was one before the refurbishment started in 2007 but since reopening, browsing and buying opportunities have been limited to items such as guide books, badges, pencils, soft toys and postcards sold from wheeled stands in the garden entrance reception area.
Cllr Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, Museum explains the change: “So many of our visitors ask whether we have a shop because they want to take away a souvenir from their visit. Previous experience has shown that many museum shops don’t make sufficient money to be able to justify keeping them open but we believe we have found a model that could bring in sufficient funds to help pay for the facility. It’s something we just can’t ignore!”
The shop is expected to come into operation after September and pay back its initial set-up costs within 21 months of operation.