North Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust, owners of Langham Dome, needed to deliver their Stage 2 HLF project and create a visitor centre inside this intriguing building. Ugly Studios were appointed to design the exhibition after a competitive tender process.
Inspired by the cutting edge ideas and technology that the Dome represents, we created a vibrant and varied interpretive exhibition to tell the amazing story of the Dome and RAF Langham. At its heart was the use of film to echo the building's original use.
Three especially commissioned films, an interactive training gun, puzzles and atmospheric lighting helped Langham Dome exceed its first year visitor numbers within the first two months of opening.
Langham Dome is an award-winning site, with the following accolades:
Angel Awards, English Heritage 2014- Commended
The Graham Allen Award for Conservation and Design 2014 - Special Commemoration
Association for Heritage Interpretation 'Discover Heritage' Awards 2015 - Runner Up & Judges' Special Mention
Tripadvisor 2022 Travellers’ Choice Award
What we did
Physical Interactives and Models
It is difficult to quantify the immense contribution that Ugly Studios has made to the success of the Langham Dome project. Suffice to say that without their enthusiasm, imagination and dedication to the project, we would have floundered!
Patrick Allen, Chairman of the Friends of Langham Dome (FoLD)