Erich Kadow Interpretation and Design Ltd

Whitby Abbey Headland, on the North Yorkshire coast, is a magnificent site with the stark silhouette of the Abbey ruins brooding over the town and bustling harbour below.

English Heritage commissioned the design company Past Forward to develop an interpretive plan.

I worked on this plan and directed the design team to implement the interpretive exhibition and galleries for the new museum and visitor centre constructed within the shell of the 17th century Cholmley mansion.

Reflecting the minimalist design of the new build, the style of the exhibition is simple and elegant. The displays of finds from the excavations are housed in purpose-built cases complemented by interpretive displays, audio-visual presentation, graphics, hands-on and touchscreen interactives, and an audio tour.