Of a Great House

Ickworth House

Ickworth House is a National Trust property in Suffolk with parkland from the late 15th Century.

​Frederick Augustus Hervey built this extraordinary monument to the idea of Italy in the English mind. The key point about Ickworth House is that it recounts a story in which personal vicissitudes are expressed through the surroundings.

Event’s interpretive approach, which permeates the design scheme, was to translate Hervey’s private view of the world into a public resources that is readily shared and understood.

​The theme of indoor/outdoor is key. Graphic displays detail the buildings and ruins around the site, the oldest plants. Visitors are invited to explore those parts of the grounds which are accessible to the public.

Project type

Heritage / Visitor Attraction

Scope of works

  • Exhibition Design and Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Construction Management

Scale

400m2

Location

Suffolk

Programme

2005-2006

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