Admissions, ticketing and event specialist Merlin Software has landed a contract worth up to £150,000 to support the new $25M National Museum of Oman.
The contract win marks the first major international project for the South Yorkshire based company which counts a number of top UK attractions among its clients.
The museum, 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 is due to open in November and Merlin’s expert team is working closely with Acciona Producciones y Diseño, the Spanish company which is designing the attraction.
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.”
Merlin Software, which was founded in 1984, plans to exhibit at the Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show in April.
The exhibition is the Middle East’s annual focal point for all stakeholders in the amusement and related industries.
“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.