Living History

Hampton Court Palace

Event worked with the Historic Royal Palaces team to create six new visitor routes and displays. These have since become the backbone to interpretation of the Palace.

​Extensive displays were devised for the Tudor Kitchens and for the King’s Apartments. Finely detailed models, film, sound, costumed interpretation and new guide books combine to bring these historic spaces to life.

The interpretive approach in the kitchens was to focus on a single event: a scale model depicts the entertainment of the French Court on the feast of St John’s Eve. The kitchens are shown as if in preparation for the feast, and populated with sound, film and live interpreters.

​In the Fire Exhibition in King’s Apartments Event’s mission was twofold – to explain their restoration following the 1986 fire, and to present their historic purpose. Here, a dramatic scale model introduces the experience. Then, filmic projections in the rooms invite visitors to follow the King’s progress through to the Apartments proper, where they encounter costumed interpreters.

Project type

Heritage / Visitor Attraction

Scope of works

  • Interpretative Planning
  • Exhibition Design and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Direction
  • Construction Management

Location

Surrey

Programme

1991-1992

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