Opening Minds at Doors Open London

Museum Resources
Marketing & Aud Dev Associate
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Doors Open London (DOL) is the city of London, Ontario’s largest collective celebration of history, heritage and culture. Now in its 16th year, DOL is one of the longest-running community celebrations in Ontario.

Doors Open London is a unique two-day heritage event that opens up spaces throughout London, free of charge, for local residents and visitors. Ultimately, the weekend is designed to encourage local residents and visitors to explore, ask questions, and reflect on the city’s history as they visit a variety of organizations and venues. This vibrant program supports the local heritage community and builds civic pride.

This year’s theme was London: Unconventional. Unbelievable. Unforgettable. The theme served as a way for partnering cultural sites to highlight activities and ideas that the public might not normally see. From offering behind-the-scenes tours to piloting a new program or activity DOL offered programming that gave visitors an opportunity to explore the museums in London in a whole new way.

To make the year’s celebration even better, the London Heritage Council, which was coordinating Doors Open London, called us up to hack their museums.

We sent a whole gang of NYC guides up to London to show them how our signature Museum Hack style can fit in their spaces.

Check out what happened at all of the DOL locations below:

Zak R. leading a tour at the Banting House.
Dustin at the London Children’s Museum
Anna at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
Emily H at Fanshawe Pioneer Village
All hands in with Frank at the Museum London.

How did it go? Just ask the public!

You can even read how one museum employee watched our guide in action here! We had such a great time participating in such an awesome event to highlight some even more awesome museums.

Want to make your event extra special? We promise our guides do the trick! Email us at [email protected].

written with 💖 by Julia Kennedy

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