Smith & Jones Design Consultants

Featured Project: Dorking Museum, Surrey

I would thoroughly recommend Smith & Jones. Our experience was entirely positive. As a group of volunteers with no experience of planning the layout of a large space, or of implementing the finished plan, the guidance and hand-holding offered was invaluable.

Kathy Atherton, chairman of Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

That Smith & Jones could offer the whole design and re-fit package, not just layout of the space, but the provision of technical specifications to suppliers and contacts with suppliers, and the design and printing of interpretive panels, made this an easy project to manage and to budget. We are thrilled with the result.

Kathy Atherton, chairman of Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre

Dorking Museum Redevelopment


Our involvement in the redevelopment of Dorking Museum led to the project being shortlisted for The Guardians Museum and Heritage Awards, for displaying a "ground-breaking approach to engaging with audiences and visitors".

Smith and Jones were selected against a number of much larger companies, due to our ability to work closely with the museum's trustees, giving them overall control of the project and ensuring the development remained community focussed.

We helped the trustees select the proposed themes, demonstrated how how these should be arranged within the space, offered cost effective ideas that could help interperet the objects in an engaging way and developed a strong graphic scheme that used various large format images to create impact and vary the concept.

We were able to assist the trustees every step of the way, providing them with valuable assistance during the development on issues such as procuring the manufacture of the dislay and graphics, advising on display cases, recomending digital AV solutions and suggesting ways existing furniture could be used to enhance the character and warmth of the scheme.

About us

Smith and Jones Design Consultants are interpretation and design specialists. We help museums, visitor centres and family attractions enhance their visitor experience with carefully thought out communication and inspirational design.

Working nationwide on a variety of cultural and heritage projects, we create content to engage and inspire your audience, blending this with visually stimulating design.


Smith and Jones Design Consultants are chosen as the designers of a brand new Geology Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum.

We are absolutely delighted to be working with Lyme Regis Museum in the development of their brand new Geology Gallery. The new gallery scheme is part of the museums new Mary Anning Wing extension project.

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New Pioneer Sailing Trust Exhibition to take place at the Cutty Sark in London.

Smith and Jones Design Consultants are working with the Pioneer Sailing Trust in Essex, on the development of an exciting temporary exhibition at the Cutty Sark in London.

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Bristol's Underfall Yard starts its ambitious £4 million regeneration programme

An ambitious £4 million regeneration programme by the Underfall Yard Trust starts this spring, with a brand new visitor centre due to open soon.

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Smith and Jones chosen as designers for the brand new Llandegfedd Visitor Centre

Welsh Water are currently investing heavily in a brand new visitor centre at Llandegfedd Reservoir in South Wales.

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Burrator Discovery Centre in Dartmoor opens to the public after months of re-development work

The renovation of the hundred year old ‘Iron Store’, the only surviving example of an original building made of corrugated iron on Dartmoor is now complete!

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Finchingfield Guildhall opens after a substantial 1.8million restoration

As part of this substantial restoration project, Smith and Jones were commissioned to developed a highly interactive, and content filled scheme for the interior of the Guildhall.

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Fremington Quay commissions Smith and Jones to develop a brand new Visitor Centre

We are delighted to have been chosen as design consultants to help Fremington Quay in North Devon to develop a brand new visitor attraction.

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Finchingfield Guildhall Museum selects Smith and Jones for a substantial Redevelopment project

Smith and Jones have been chosen as the museum designers for this exciting project due to our highly interactive, and content filled scheme.

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Dorking Museum and Heritage Centre, Opens!

Dorking Museum, which is owned by Dorking and District Preservation Society and run by volunteers, opened in October 2012.

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Hestercombe Gardens Interpretation scheme

The delightful Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton in Somerset has chosen Smith and Jones to develop and implement a site wide interpretive scheme.

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