Project Description

National Trust
Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Exhibition, interpretation and signage.

On a recent visit to Cornwall, otherwise known as a holiday, we took the time to drop in at our favourite National Trust site, Lanhydrock, which happens to be a stone’s throw from Bodmin, where we were staying.

We have been supplying design and print services to Lanhydrock for a couple of years now after one of clients at English Heritage moved across to NT and introduced us. Over that period we have been involved in everything from interpretation for exhibitions to internal signage. This project in particular was based on the opening of a new part of the house tour; the nursery and the following on to parts of the main house tour. It started with the difficult task of ‘photoshopping’ hi vis jackets on to two toys to introduce the tour via a fabric totem. We were then provided with content to create a range of interpretation boards for each of the new rooms.

While on-site we also revisited all the other areas of the house to check out previous work for any wear and tear. Our hand wrapped PET blocks for the kitchen interpretation still looked perfect, as did the easel mount boards in the Long Gallery.

National Trust has set out to reduce the amount of plastics they use so the new nursery interpretation boards were provided on a new media which is a highly rigid alternative to PVC foamex board. It is also stronger than the alternative of mount board which is likely to sag and bend over time. The new environmentally friendly board is made from corrugated paper layers and is 100% recyclable.

As a small design and print company that provides both of those services in-house, we are uniquely able to adapt to client requirements and supply equally unique solutions.

If you’d like any further details of our work here or specifications of the new environmentally friendly display stocks, please contact us on 01234 907907 or email us.