The Meaford Museum's Strategic Plan will help guide staff and volunteers in the management and growth of the museum and it's collection. This plan will set the museum’s objectives, priorities and short and long term goals.

Your input into the Strategic Plan is essential to make sure the Meaford Museum continues to thrive as it preserves our history and heritage. Please complete this short 10 minute survey to provide your feedback on the Meaford Museum's programs and services.

This survey will be available until March 20, 2020.

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* 1. First, we'd like to know a little bit about you.

Which of the following best describes you?

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* 2. Please indicate your age range:

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* 3. Now, please tell us a bit about your experiences at the Meaford Museum.

How often have you visited the Meaford Museum in the last three years?

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* 4. Why have you never visited the Meaford Museum? (check all that apply)

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* 5. When you last visited the Meaford Museum, what did you do? (check all that apply)

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* 6. If you have visited the Meaford Museum in the last two years, what is your opinion on the following?

  Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Somewhat dissatisfied Very dissatisfied Can't Say / Don't know
Museum Exhibits
Special Events
Programs
Local History / Genealogy collection
Building & grounds
Gift Shop
Parking
Accessibility
Your overall visitor experience

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* 7. Please comment on any "dissatisfied" ratings you have given, particularly in areas you'd like to see improved:

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* 8. Below is a list of potential new topics and subject areas that could be offered by the Meaford Museum. Please indicate your interest in the topics below:

  Very Interested / Would probably visit or participate Somewhat Interested / Might visit or participate Not Interested / Would Not visit or participate Can't Say / Don't Know
Bring in exhibits from other museums in Ontario
Indigenous heritage in the Georgian Bay area
Current issues (e.g. climate change, social issues, etc.)
More topics and programs connected to the school curriculum
More on the geology and geography of Georgian Bay and the Great Lakes
More on early settlements within the Municipality of Meaford
More on local cemeteries and historic families in the Municipality of Meaford
Greater links with Grey Roots and other municipal museums
Classes and workshops on research or preservation

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* 9. Do you have any other ideas for new things that the Meaford Museum could do?

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* 10. The following are things that the Meaford Museum could do to expand services. Please indicate the extent that you agree with each option:

  A very good idea Possibly a good idea Not a good idea Can't Say / Don't Know
Open evenings to be more convenient
Open on weekends in the winter
More outreach to schools
More community programming
Further expand partnerships with local industry and organizations
More outreach of social clubs and organizations
Develop stronger partnerships with County and regional museums
Start a "mobile Museum" that brings exhibits to other locations in the Municipality

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* 11. The following are things that the Meaford Museum could do to reduce its level of service. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with each option:

  A very good idea Possibly a good idea Not a good idea Can't Say / Don't Know
Open fewer days per week / reduce opening hours
Reduce programming options
Make the gift shop smaller
Stop providing research facilities and assistance

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* 12. The Meaford Museum is mainly funded by the tax-payer, with limited income from admission by donation, the gift shop, and programs. Which of the following would you consider to be good options for revenue generation? (check all that apply)

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* 13. How can the Meaford Museum engage you better?

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* 14. What do you think is most important for a municipal Museum? Please rank the following options from 1-8, 1 being most important and 8 being least important:

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* 15. What is the number one thing that the Meaford Museum could do more of or do better?

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* 16. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your experience with the Meaford Museum?

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