Aiming to encourage greater visitation to the museum and engage a younger audience over the festive period, the Science Museum approached After Digital to come up with a number of creative digital concepts and, ultimately, design a bespoke, interactive Facebook app.


FANS reached on Facebook with the app


Project targets achieved


Referral source for traffic to the website



INTERACTIONS with the app achieved


STORIES generated on Facebook


VISITS directed to website in first month

After Digital worked with the incumbent marketing team to conceptualise a series of ideas, in line with the Science Museum's advertising agency and existing campaign objectives. After a number of innovation workshops these ideas were presented to the Science Museum and the brief developed for the chosen solution - an interactive Facebook app.

The app was built to stylistically represent a traditional Christmas advent calendar,  with 12 interactive doors all hiding different activities, fun facts and multimedia that were relevant to the Museum's festive exhibitions and offering. Creative content was developed, in line with the Museum's strict scientific fact-checking procedures, including multiple-choice quizzes, spot the difference games and embedded film trailers (being shown in the Museum's cinema). Our strategic team worked closely with front-end developers to then translate this content and concepts into engaging functionality and features.

The Xmas campaign, supported by display advertising within London Underground, ran for a month and targeted young people and families, encouraging them to visit the Science Museum during the Christmas holidays.

“Working with After Digital has been a pleasure and I’m really pleased with the final result. I hope our visitors will enjoy engaging with the content we’ve produced and look forward to seeing the result.”

Science Museum, London

Conceptualisation and creation of a bespoke, interactive, Christmas calendar Facebook app that actively engaged the target market (young people and parents) and encouraged visitation to the Science Museum throughout the festive period.

After Digital sits on the digital roster for the Science Museum Group, consisting of four of the UK’s most prolific museums - Science Museum, National Media Museum, National Railway Museum, and Museum of Science & Industry.