Displaying Castle Acre’s past with English Heritage

We are delighted to announce that, after a competitive tender process, we will be working with English Heritage to design an exciting, informative and child-friendly display at Castle Acre, Norfolk.


Castle Acre Priory

The ruins of Castle Acre Priory – photo via Wikimedia Commons


Castle Acre is a fascinating site – an impressive group of historic monuments, including a ruined castle, fortified town and priory, built in the 11th and 12th centuries. Our role will be providing new interpretation at Castle Acre Priory, aimed to engage their younger visitors.


Castle Acre Priory

Castle Acre Priory from an aerial viewpoint. Photo by John Fielding, via Creative Commons


Our interpretation will look at the stonework of Castle Acre in a completely new way, inviting older children to make connections between the display and what they see on site. There will also be other elements designed for younger children, in the form of tactile low-tech interactives, to create a fun and light experience. Our interpretation will be highly pictorial and accessible, helping young visitors to recognise corbels, bosses and pieces of archway in a fun and engaging way.


Castle Acre Priory

An example of the wonderful stonework at Castle Acre Priory. Photo by Michael Garlick, via Creative Commons


We’re also pleased to be working with Blackbird Publishing, who will be creating a family trail for the Priory and village.


Our projects are always user-centred, designed with people in mind. If this works for you, please get in touch! Call 01603 760529, or email info@uglystudios.com. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook!