Creswell Crags was quick to highlight the plight of museums and heritage organisations during the covid-19 crisis, with their “future survival cast into doubt.”
The attraction on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border is famous for its long history including Ice Age rock art as well as the more recent witches marks.
Not only did they use their reaction speed to their advantage, they made use of their high profile patron, Alice Roberts to help them raise money through crowdfunding on JustGiving.
Existing content has also been bought to the fore. A video tour based on 3D laser scanning was released in October 2019 but has been reported on more recently in the Derbyshire Times: Take a virtual tour of Creswell Crags’ Witch Mark cave with amazing 3D video. This perhaps shows an increased appetite from the media to highlight this type of activity that people can do from home.
JustGiving: Help Save Creswell Crags