The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) received £2.7million in funding to support an intensive restoration project. After a competitive tender process, Ugly Studios were appointed to develop a range of interpretive materials exploring the chapel's unique history.
We worked closely with the CCT and their Interpretation Working Group to develop concepts that fit the chapel's aesthetic. The result was an attractive design that is simultaneously modern and sympathetic to the chapel’s design and colouring. A range of interpretation was envisioned to engage the chapel's many visitors, including jigsaws, touchscreens, illustrations, trail books and graphic panels.
Highlights of the new interpretation include an animated timeline of the Chapel, repeated on church kneelers. Specially-designed 'mirror carts' help visitors to discover the Chapel's magnificent angel roof, and a 'Consistory Court' game allows visitors to 'try' each other for crimes including witchcraft and playing football during services!
What we did
Physical Interactives and Models
Design and Build
The interpretation by Ugly Studios has really brought the chapel to life...the history of the Consistory Court in particular is very surprising - as well as some of the punishments!