The Birthplace of Geology

Rotunda Museum

A jewel in one of the world’s most prominent geological coasts, the Rotunda Museum is the first and only purpose built museum designed to illustrate in its very fabric and shape, the principles of geology - the new science making headlines in 1829.

Event was commissioned to redesign the museum’s 19th century interiors and reinterpret its collections for 21st century audiences, while remaining true to the spirit of the Grade One Listed building. Priorities were to address the audiences which the Museum wished to attract – families, day trippers, enthusiasts – by treating them to a journey through the geological strata of the earth as they move through the building.

Important collections of fossils, minerals, natural and social history are used to explore the relevance of geology in the past, as well as to our lives today. Layered interpretation enables objects to speak in different ways and facilitates flexibility in developing additional content.

Project type

Museum

Scope of works

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

Scale

450m2

Location

Scarborough

Programme

2005 - 2007

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