Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Bradgate Park Visitor Centre re-opens

First enclosed around 800 years ago as a medieval deer park, today Bradgate Park covers some 830 acres and welcomes 500,000 visitors a year. The Park is home to some of the oldest fossils in the world and contains the ruins of Bradgate House, birthplace and childhood home of Lady Jane Grey - the "nine-day Queen" of England. The Park's redeveloped and extended visitor centre opens to the public on 1st July 2016.

Creative Good has been involved in the project to redevelop the visitor centre since 2012, contributing to master planning, fund-raising efforts and publicity events, and providing full interpretive planning, design and management services throughout.

The new facility is double the size of the old visitor centre and new displays will tell the multi-faceted 600 million year story of the Park, covering themes as diverse as geology, ancient history, natural history and modern park management. The pictures here were taken as exhibition fit-out neared completion.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

New galleries opened for the Museum of the Mercian Regiment

Creative Good has provided design and build services to the Museum of the Mercian Regiment for their new galleries at Nottingham Castle. The Museum covers over 250 years of regimental history, from the founding of the 45th Regiment of Foot in 1741 to the present day 2 MERCIAN. In addition to designing and artworking all of the graphics, including conservation-grade in-case graphics, we produced simple physical interactives and a touchscreen unit for the relocated galleries.

Made possible by the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant,  the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection), formerly known as the Sherwood Foresters Gallery, will be officially reopened on 2nd July 2016 to coincide with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.