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Utilizing the QueuePro Mini

Jake Hoff

Utilizing the QueuePro Mini in Museums, Exhibitions, and Car Shows

Crowds are a welcome sight at museums, exhibitions, and car shows, after all the aim of these events is to attract a crowd. Visitors to these venues are usually enthusiastic and eager to explore the exhibits and displays but must be held back from getting too close to the exhibits. This is where specialized retractable belt stanchions are needed to restrict access without creating the sense of a barrier.

Standard stanchions are typically 40” tall and are designed for guiding pedestrians in high-traffic areas, such as airports and train stations, where the crowds are large and move quickly. But in settings such as museums and car shows where the requirement is to keep visitors at a distance from displays a shorter 24”: high stanchion is more appropriate. Let's take a closer look at why.


Firstly, smaller stanchions such as the QueuePro Mini are less obtrusive and are not in the visitor’s eyeline, which is important in environments where the focus should be on the exhibits rather than on stanchion barrier. Large stanchions can be an eyesore and can detract from the overall aesthetics of the exhibition or display. Smaller stanchions, on the other hand, blend into the background and do not detract from the exhibit.


Secondly, smaller stanchions such as the QueuePro Mini are easier to move and reposition. Museums and car shows are dynamic environments, and exhibits are often moved or updated. Large stanchions can be difficult to move, especially when they are bolted to the ground or have heavy bases. Smaller stanchions are lightweight and can be easily repositioned as needed, making them a more flexible option for keeping visitors at a distance from the exhibits.

Choosing the right option for you?

When it comes to selecting the right stanchions for your museum or car show, there are a few factors to consider. Firstly, the stanchions should be sturdy and durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of heavy use. Secondly, the belts should be long enough to minimize the number of stanchions needed but not so long that they cannot be fully deployed around an exhibit. Finally, the stanchions should be easy to relocate, as they may need to be moved or repositioned on short notice. The QueuePro Mini is a great option for all of these as its small height, medium to long belt options, and durable base make it a great choice

Another important consideration is the color and style of the stanchions. The stanchions should be visually appealing and complement the overall aesthetic of the exhibition or display. Some venues may prefer a more traditional look, with polished chrome stanchions and darker belts while others may opt for a more modern look with black stanchions and brightly colored belts.

In addition to stanchions, there are other queue management solutions that may be appropriate for museums and car shows. For example, rope stanchions are effective for managing crowds in these environments. Rope Stanchions can be especially useful due to the traditional aesthetic the stanchion gives.


Overall, the QueuePro Mini can be an effective tool for managing visitors in museums and car shows. They are less obtrusive and more portable than larger stanchions such as the QueuePro and QueueMaster. When selecting stanchions for your venue, be sure to consider factors such as durability, belt length, and visual appeal. By choosing the right barrier system, you can help ensure a positive experience for your visitors and enhance their enjoyment of the exhibition or display.

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