The little one got an explorer pack and she loved going round with her magnifying glass and taking rubbings on the plaques provided. I enjoyed the aroma pots that were included and helped bring history to another level! Brilliant!
Trip Advisor review Mark S visited July 2015
A secluded gorge with a powerful waterfall that has attracted a range of industries dating back to the 16th century. The remains of a pioneering tin-plate works are still present to explore and the waterfall still draws people to admire it’s raw power and beauty.
To improve the appeal of the site for family visitors.
Services provided by Lisa Kirman
Creative project development – Research into social and industrial heritage – Budget and programme management – Copy writing – Concept designs – Commissioning, briefing and managing illustrator, sculptors, designer, fabricator, welsh translator, production of panels, printing of leaflet and materials for family pack – Sourcing sundry supplies for the family pack – Facilitating staff – Reporting to European Funding administrators – Coordination of design and production of all outcomes.
- Visitor leaflet
- Intriguing information panel
- Family trail and support materials
- Welcome information panel
Extract from the new visitor leaflet with birds eye illustration of the site.
An intriguing information panel
Facing out from the site, this panel was designed to be intriguing from a distance – giving the impression of the Victorian child tin-workers peering through the bars of the gate.
An interpretive timeline
Following my development of concepts I approached and briefed suitable sculptors to present their own interpretation of a timeline for this site. From there and in conjunction with the client, a sculptor was selected to produce and install the feature on-site.
A family trail
I worked with staff to develop an existing guided tour and adapt it to create a new sensory trail supported with the following features
- A family trail pack containing a printed set of 10 detective cards with bespoke illustrations, eye spy cards, 2 smell cubes (smelly feet and coal fires) which visitors are prompted to use on the detective cards, a brush to use in the young archaeologist pit to uncover hidden items, binoculars
- A set of 10 acrylic rubbing plaques with images that tally with the detective cards. The fixings for the plaques were fabricated to fit to existing site furniture in order to keep clutter to a minimum.
- A booklet for children to make their rubbings in providing them with a pictorial story of the site to take away.
A welcome information sign
A predominantly pictorial welcome sign giving the context of the site and providing information of interest to locals and visitors alike.