Museum of Hartlepool

World War One Gallery

A permanent exhibition recounting the story of the deadly bombardment of the Hartlepools.

Expertise
Exhibition Design and Build
Bespoke Display Case Design
Visual Identity Design
Audio-visual Design
Graphic Design

The WW1 German naval raid on Hartlepool resulted in the death of at least 130 people and the wounding of many more. We were commissioned to design and build an exhibition to mark the anniversary of the Bombardment. Our solution houses 130 ceramic poppies in a large glass case and projects an animation above them. Matching cases house important objects from that day. A touchscreen interactive enables visitors to explore the collection further. Our challenge was to tell a complex story in a small space while creating a fitting memorial to those killed in the raid. The resulting gallery has quickly become one of the museum’s most popular.

“The Bombardment gallery has quickly become one of our most popular attractions. Its innovative design and story telling techniques have set a new standard for the organisation going forward.”

Mark Simmons
Museum Manager
Museum of Hartlepool

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Infinite Design Consultants Ltd

Studio 6, The Kiln,
Hoults Yard, Hoults Estate,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1AB

T: 0191 224 8910
E: info@infinitedesign.com