After a competitive tender process, English Heritage selected Ugly Studios to develop interpretation for new audiences at Castle Acre Priory. This would explore the medieval stonework of the site, and would be directed towards families, including children aged 4-7 and 8-11.
Working with specialists in object mounting and installation, we envisaged freestanding units that incorporated the Priory's historic stonework. We also proposed fun illustrations to add a light touch to a complicated subject, and explain stonework techniques visually and entertainingly.
Our freestanding, modular units are now on permanent display, helping families understand more about
each example of stonework and the lives of medieval builders. Young visitors can also interact by creating a medieval arch from magnetic jigsaw pieces.