Weald & Downland Living Museum Gateway Project official opening

This time last week we braved the pouring rain to attend the official opening of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s new Gateway Project.

The new visitor centre was made a reality following a £6 million investment, made up of a £4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, plus £2 million in private donations to the Museum.

Potter Associates became involved with this ambitious project in 2014, after securing the contract to design three exhibition galleries within the new complex. Beyond a themed introductory exhibition, the brief also required inspiring visitor orientation to help the public understand how to explore and get the most from their visit and, most important of all, a ‘wow’ factor. See below some photos of these new exhibition galleries – we like to think we’ve been successful in delivering a ‘wow’ factor!

Actor Hugh Bonneville officially opening the new project

Hugh Bonneville

The new buildings were officially opened by actor Hugh Bonneville, a local Sussex resident and avid supporter of the Museum.

We look forward to continuing our work with the Weald and Downland Museum over the coming months. Our work now focuses on the wider site with the creation of signage, a family activity area, and new interactive displays housed in the relocated Sole Street house.

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