Nearly 5,000 visitors gathered together for the event Museum Night 2017 at the Museum of Energy in Ķegums on 20 May this year.Volunteers at the Museum asked the visitors to fill out questionnaires. The questions in the questionnaire were designed so as to find out the opinions of the visitors of the Museum Night 2017 at the Museum of Energy in regard to the activities of the event, the offer of the Museum and its development in the future.
A total of 258 visitors aged 15 to 77 were interviewed. Almost half (43%) of those who attended the Museum Night were between the ages of 26 and 45.
The major target audience of the Museum Night was families with children, as evidenced by 54% of the respondents who said that they arrived at the event with their families and children. 36% attended the event with friends and 10% were individual visitors.
When asked “Have you visited the Museum Night events at the Museum of Energy in Ķegums before?”, 44% of the respondents revealed that they were frequent visitors to the Museum events, 32% visited the events more than twice and 24% of the respondents replied that they attended this event for the first time.
The fact that the visitors to the Museum of Energy are active members of social networks was supported by the reply of 32% respondents who said that they had learnt about the event Museum Night in Ķegums on social networks. 40% of respondents said that their friends and acquaintances had suggested attending the event, while 28% of the interviewees had found out about the event from posters and advertisement in the newspaper Ogres Vēstis.
Taking into account the results of the survey conducted during the event Museum Night 2016, the Museum of Energy is open every weekday during the tourist season from May to October in 2017. More than half (62%) of the respondents this year appreciate the fact that the Museum of Energy is also open on Sundays.
When answering the question “Which of the activities at the Museum Night 2017 seemed to be the most interesting to you?” 34% of the respondents replied that it was the concert. Enjoying musical performances has already become a traditional and integral part of the event. The Museum’s exhibition and the renewed exhibition of household appliances “Electricity Does Everything” were recognised as the most interesting by 32% of the respondents. 13% of the respondents evaluated the latest offer of the Museum of Energy – the mobile app Museum of Energy Mobile Guide – as the most interesting. Visitors showed great interest in watching experiments by Fizmix (12%), as well as paid attention to the matters of electrical safety, which were presented to the youngest visitors by Sadales tīkls AS employees – 9% of the respondents rated it as the most interesting activity.
When asked “Would you attend the event Museum Night at the Museum of Energy in Riga?”, 47% responded positively, 39% answered “It is difficult to say” and 14% said no.
Summarising the respondents’ answers to the question “Your place of residence”, it is pleasing to conclude that the number of the places named expands every year. This year, the event Museum Night at the Museum of Energy in Ķegums gathered together people from Ķegums, Ciemupe, Birzgale, Tome, Lielvārde, Daugmale, Jumprava, Salaspils, Ogre, Tīnūži, Madliena, Baloži, Mārupe, Ķekava, Aizkraukle, Ikšķile, Jelgava, Skrīveri, Jūrmala, as well as Sigulda, Saulkrasti, Madona and Ludza.