National Museum of Oman gets ticketing systems from Merlin
Merlin Software to provide ticketing and admission systems to new national museum
The National Museum of Oman has awarded a contract for ticketing systems to Merlin Software.
The UK-based software specialist will supply ticketing and admissions systems, online ticketing solutions and membership systems for the new museum which is set to open in November.
The contract is worth £150,000 (4247,000), according to Merlin.
The National Museum of Oman, funded by the Sultan of Oman, will bring to life Oman's history with more than 7,000 objects on display in a 4,000 square metre area. It has cost $25m.
Owen Gleadall, managing director of Merlin Software, said: "We decided last year to start targeting international contracts and we secured the first one we tendered for.
"The National Museum of Oman is a stunning development and promises a sensational visitor experience. We are installing ticketing and admissions systems, online ticketing solutions and membership systems.
"I visited the site last month and members of our team will be deployed in October to carry out the installation. This contract is a very prestigious win for Merlin Software and I am confident that we can build on this success and increase our overseas work."
"There is excellent potential for Merlin Software to achieve growth through contracts in the Middle East and this is an area we are actively targeting," said Owen, whose business was the first company to offer a fully integrated solution to visitor attractions for the collection of gift aid on entry.
"These are very exciting times for the business."
Merlin Software's UK clients include Ripley's ‘Believe it or Not' in London's Piccadilly Square, Stockeld Park in North Yorkshire, the Black Country Living Museum and the Emirates Airlines Aviation Experience in London.