This week we've been appointed to work with the world famous Bath Abbey on their interpretation project. The Abbey is one of the most popular places in the South West with over 350,000 visitors per year. Clearly, the Abbey is most importantly a church and a place of worship. Our task is to achieve the... Continue Reading →


National Trust Walking Festival

The National Trust launches it's first nation wide Walking Festival this coming weekend. Many people assume that the National Trust only looks after stately homes but the charity also manages hundreds of miles of countryside and coastline such as Brean, posted July 13th 2011. Aiming to encourage more people to explore their local landscape there... Continue Reading →

Moments and Memories at Lacock

The exhibition at Lacock we designed, spoken through the voice of Matilda Talbot, is now in full swing. Our client says" The visitor enjoyment score at Lacock increased by 9 per cent in July, and amazingly the biggest increase was in our core 'curious minds' audience! Wanted to pass this on with our thanks -... Continue Reading →

Brean Beach Hut – Coming soon

The refurbishment on the beach hut at Brean Down has now been completed – Hurrah! By the end of the month the welcome space graphics will be in place. The spectacular peninsula and beach at Brean offers masses for history lovers, nature and wildlife lovers, lovers of walking and well … just lovers. We've been... Continue Reading →


We are now live with the Tyntesfield branding! Each of the various motifs have been 'informed by' decorative elements from within the house. This one is taken from the wallpaper in the dining room. You are richly encouraged to discover where other motifs are taken from around the house and garden. Take a trip to... Continue Reading →

Montacute Exhibiton

This weekend will be the first of the Montacute holding exhibition. So often hidden, we've looked at this exhibition through the eyes of and using the voices of the builders, crafts people and conservators who day to day look after our heritage buildings. Inspired by the Richard Scary book, 'What do people do all day'... Continue Reading →

Branding Brean

Ice House Design have been appointed to create the visual language and tone for the National Trust's important and interesting spot on the beach at Brean. The café will be not just selling chips and burgers but National Trust chips and burgers! The project represent a great opportunity to reinforce the NT brand by engaging... Continue Reading →

Corfe Castle interpretation installed

We are delighted that the new interpretation we have designed has now been installed at Corfe Castle. Our brief was to create something unique, special and adventurous. Stories of treachery, murder, revenge, royalty and cruelty aim to bring the castle to life. With all historic monuments of this stature there are significant limitations with what we information... Continue Reading →

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