FOCUSSING ON INTERACTIVITY AND ENGAGEMENT
We were appointed to project manage and deliver a ‘learning and discovery hub’ and all-year-round visitor attraction within the redevelopment of Lynmouth Pavilion.
Onboard right from the start, we researched and wrote an interpretation strategy to develop core interpretation themes. The plan was vital to inform the story telling, to engage with a diverse range of audiences, and create a clear visitor journey throughout the space.
Cost effective, multi-functional zones incorporating interpretation, education and retail were key in maximising available space and the ENPA’s sustainable ethos was communicated throughout using a mix of traditional and innovative interpretation formats. Interactivity and engagement are at the heart of all elements. A large format multi-touch screen positioned in the ‘shopfront’ window creates theatre, to attract passers-by into the centre. ‘My Moor’ encourages community feedback through drawings and writing together. An interactive, large-format seasons wheel, audio interactive and rotating habitat cubes interpret the changing seasons on Exmoor, encouraging people to return. Quality local produce and moor exploration equipment is on sale, all centred around a bespoke desk made using local woods. A 15 minute inspirational film [in the downstairs ‘cinema’ with surround sound and dmx controlled theatre lighting] orientates visitors to Lynmouth area and the wider Exmoor National Park.
This flexible space includes interfaces for microphones and computers, as well as an interactive whiteboard, allowing for different presentations, live performances or for schools’ workshops as a temporary classroom.
EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK