Digital guides increase revenue at museums

Digital guides increase revenue at museums

Digital guides increase revenue at museums

The digital guides provide information about artwork in various languages.

The Culture and Tourism Ministry’s digital guide application, which is available in many important museums and ancient sites, increased the revenue of these sites to a record level.

The digital guides, which provide information about venues and artwork in various languages, draw great interest from visitors. The sound guide system, which was used in 2007 at the Topkaı Palace Museum and the ancient site of Ephesus, have so far become common in 14 museums and three ancient sites.

The service brought 35,383 Turkish Liras in the first year and increased to a record level in 2013 with 5 million liras. The guides also increased the number of visitors.

For a certain price, visitors hire digital guides and use them during their visit without any time limitation. The guides serve in Turkish, English, French, German, Persian, Japanese, Spanish and Arabic. They are mostly preferred by tourists who visit in solitude.

The ministry plans to increase the number of guides in other museums and ancient sites.