"Twinning of Sites": Delegation from Zabrze visiting Blaenavon

The exchange programme for ERIH members, "Twinning of Sites", goes on: three days ago staff members of the Guido Mine and Queen Louise Adit colliery museums from Zabrze, Poland, arrived at the Big Pit National Coal Museum and World Heritage Site in Blaenavon, Wales. Both sites face similar challenges and expect mutual impetus from the visit.

The focus was on educational efforts and audience engagement by interactive exhibits. This is why Zabrze sent three experts for education and tourism to Blaenavon. Throughout the intensive programme of the visit, they shared and discussed educational issues, inter-generational activities, marketing and communication strategies and more with their fellow colleagues. The implementation in detail was illustrated during a tour of Big Pit's underground and surface mining facilities.

With the "Twinning of Sites" project, ERIH promotes the exchange of experience and knowledge between theme-related sites. Zabrze and Blaenavon are the fourth ERIH pair to take advantage of the exchange programme. Its first part ends today with the visitor's homebound journey to Poland. The counter-visit by museum staff from Blaenavon is planned for spring 2020.

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