Start Your Own Museum
By Stephen Bucaro
In today's economy jobs are hard to come by. Some good workers have been unemployed
for years! Maybe it's time to start your own business. Everyone has a passion for something.
Why not apply that passion to creating your own small museum?
A museum can generate revenue from many sources:
1. Ticket sales
2. Gift shop
4. Lectures and shows
Choose a topic for your museum, it can be anything:
3. Old computers
A museum doesn't need to be in a large city. People are constantly traveling across the country
and looking for somewhere interesting to stop off en-route. A small museum in a small town can
put that town on the map and generate money for many town residents.
You'll need a large enough building, although there are hundreds of tiny museums across this country
that are located in people homes or garages. Maybe you have an old barn on your property that
you can fix up. Make sure you have enough land for a parking lot. Make sure your building has mens
and womens restrooms.
Plan out your museum. What exhibits you should put in your museum? Plan the flow of how people
will move through the exhibits and through the building. Many exhibits can be permanent features,
but some new exhibits should be created every one and a while to make it more interesting for
Make sure your exhibits are resistant to vandalism and theft. The more rare or valuable the items
displayed in your museum, the greater your security will need to be. If you have valuable objects,
you'll need to hire a security guard and/or install an alarm system.
In today's economy jobs are hard to come by. If you have a passion for something, you can generate
revenue by starting a small museum. There are hundreds of tiny museums across this country that are
located in people homes or garages.