Marks out of 100.
|Exhibits||How significant, rare or amazing are the items on show?|
|Display||How well are they displayed? Are they accessible? Is there space around them or are they crammed together. Does the exhibition/display explain the story well? Does it give you a sense of being there? Does it set the scene? Are exhibits displayed logically (eg. chronologically) Does it have charisma?|
|Tech||Is the signage good? Is it thorough/detailed? Are there adequate translations. Do they have audio or tablet guides? Are displays well lit? Is there too much glare from exhibits behind glass. Are they photo-friendly? (My pet hate. ‘No flash’ is ok for delicate subjects. But in the 21st century, ‘no photography’ is not!)|
|Value||Free is lovely, but if they charge, is it worth it? Especially for a family. If it IS free, is it worth the journey?|
To Review or not to Review
My general rule of thumb is that I’ll write up a site or event as a Review if I was there ‘incognito’ or unofficially. If I visited as a guest of the site itself or as a guest of the local tourist office, then I’ll probably write it as a straightforward post. It’s not a hard & fast rule, I can think of several posts & reviews that break the rule. So think of it as more of a ‘tendency’ than a ‘rule’!