If you’ve been browsing our Visiting or Learning pages recently, you may have noticed a new look to those areas. From 9th December 2014, we are trialling parts of a new, updated Amgueddfa Cymru website with you.
We need your feedback to help make these new pages as good as they can be. If there’s anything that didn’t work for you; anything that you found confusing or difficult to use; any information that you couldn’t find easily; or anything that you’d like to see improved, please let us know. Equally, if there are things that you really liked about the pages, we’d still love to hear from you!
Why update the website?
During an extensive study of the existing website, we identified many areas where we think we can improve.
One of our core aims is to bring you the information you need more quickly and with less fuss. We are doing this by improving our content, simplifying our navigation and reducing the clutter on our pages.
With these new pages we want to bring you a fresh, modern web experience and one that works equally well on any device you may be using - be it a mobile, tablet, screen-reader or desktop computer. Visiting each of our seven museums is a unique experience and we also hope to bring a little more of that flavour of that to the web.
These are just a few of the ways we want to make the website better. We will be doing more work on all this in the coming weeks and months.
Coming in 2015
During the first half of 2015 you will see more and more areas of the website updated and improved. New Collections, Curatorial, Venue Hire and Blog pages will follow soon, as well as a new, updated Online Shop.
We will use any lessons learnt during this period to make sure that every area of the website is as good as we can possibly make it.
Your feedback and input to the new site will help us make that happen. And, of course, this is just the beginning.
Update 1 - 16 January 2015
Huge thanks to everyone who sent their feedback to us over the past few weeks. There are too many bug fixes and updates to list here, but here are a few of the changes we've made so far:
- The calendar feature has been restored - you can now view events on a chosen date.
- Added the option to view events at all our museums.
- Show 'List View' by default.
- Added images, suitability and cost information to the List View.
- View and date choices are now 'sticky', so they won't reset as you switch pages.
Blogs - this is the new, redesigned blog area. We hope you like it.
Website Search - A number of broken links were fixed. We also improved the display of search results on mobile phones.
Update Collections databases - Paleontology, Mineralogy of Wales, Mollusca, Vertebrate and Marine Invertebrates database all redesigned and updated.