Goal: Make Raglan Castle more attractive to non-traditional audiences, and create a strong digital offering.
Delivery: We designed and built eight fanciful mechanical contraptions to install in different parts of the castle, as if left behind by ‘Edward the Inventor’, the castle’s 17th century owner. Using the new Cadw digital app, visitors could overhear young Edward trying to ‘sell’ his inventions to various castle staff as ingenious solutions to their problems. Families with younger children could use the inventions as the basis of a Quest to discover which of eight machines the historical Edward actually invented. The more formal exhibit areas were enlivened with large bespoke murals showing scenes from Raglan Castle’s history.
Result: The objects have been very popular with young and old alike, and Edward’s humorous dialogues help convey a wide range of facts about early 17th century castle life.
Ask us about... creating a layered experience in the two gatehouse rooms to show the development and destruction of the castle over time.