NCT: Welcoming Visitors – Church Tourism Workshop
November 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Churches Trust’s Treasure Ireland project is supporting historic places of worship in Northern Ireland by providing free training for all involved with churches and chapels. Join us to discover how your place of worship can benefit from tourism; helping encourage visitors and raising funds.
This is the first in a series of 4 core workshops held remotely on Zoom : welcome, interpretation, publicity and income from Experiences.
This session will look at:
- Why should you welcome visitors to your church or chapel?
- What is tourism worth in Northern Ireland?
- What have we got to offer visitors?
- Does your church say ‘Welcome’?
- What are the first impressions – both inside and out?
- How do we meet and greet visitors?
- Thinking through the risks involved in opening to visitors.
NCT will also consider the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid19.
All involved in historic places of worship are invited to attend. This event is free of charge. The presentation (in pdf form) will be emailed to all attendees afterwards.
Book via National Churches Trust here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northern-ireland-welcoming-visitors-church-tourism-workshop-tickets-117538229007
Treasure Ireland is a new project to support historic places of worship in Northern Ireland which will run for three years from 2020 – 2023. If you are responsible for looking after a place of worship, our project will make it easier for you to look after your church or chapel buildings.
The Treasure Ireland Grant Programme will provide grants of between £500 and £10,000 to enable Places of Worship in Northern Ireland to carry out urgent repairs and maintenance. More information on grants here: www.nationalchurchestrust.org/treasure-ireland-grants
The project is being delivered by National Churches Trust in partnership with Ulster Architectural Heritage. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and the Department of Communities.