How do one way routes affect visitor experiences in museums?

If social distancing practices give museums more direct control over the visitor experience, is this a time to experiment with routes and challenge our audiences in order to potentially broaden their horizons?

This weekend saw my first visit to some museums since their reopening with social distancing measures in place. I absolutely loved the Churchill War Rooms, liked The National Gallery less so, but the one that really got me thinking was my visit to the British Museum. Now, I’m not the biggest fan of the British Museum, but one room I do really enjoy is the Money exhibition in Room 68, so I was keen to head there. However, COVID restrictions meant that only the ground floor galleries were open, meaning I had to explore the ancient worlds of Egypt and Greece, subjects I’m usually nonchalant about.

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