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This work presents the design issues faced while introducing hand-held devices in a museum environment. After outlining the general setting by studying the goals and the actions of a visitor, we analyze the actions that technology imposes to the user. We move on in exposing the rationale behind major decisions, which formed the final design. Decisions were based on thorough evaluation of available alternatives and careful inspection of technological means. We revealed metaphors which describe the interaction between visitors and exhibits. This process was fundamentally beneficial for selecting the most suitable technological solutions and ensuring a transparent interaction model.