EDF Hinkley Point

Smith and Jones were commissioned as visitor centre designers by EDF for the creation of a brand new visitor centre at Hinkley Point in Somerset. Smith and Jones developed the vision for the visitor centre, from a blank canvas and following extensive research into the nuclear industry and technology being used at Hinkley Point…

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West Bay Discovery Centre

Smith and Jones were the design and interpretation specialists for the creation of this brand new Discovery Centre, located in a refurbished methodist chapel in West Bay, Dorset. We created a varied scheme that not only communicated the heritage of West Bay, but also captured the essence of the people who live, work and enjoy…

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Viridor Education Centre

This energy from waste visitor centre project in South Wales was delivered by Blackbox AV who asked us to be their design partner for the project. We initially conducted extensive research into the engineering and processes involved, before being in a position to develop the concept for the visitor centre. We designed a large…

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Underfall Yard

Smith and Jones were the design and interpretation specialists for the creation of this brand new major  3 million redevelopment in Bristol’s historic Harbourside. We were chosen because of our understanding of the project, the recognition that the gritty character of this working industrial site needs to be preserved, and our vision for the…

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Torbryan Church

Smith and Jones were the design and interpretation specialists for this interpretive display in Holy Trinity Church. We worked closely with the Churches Conservation Trust to develop and create the scheme. We were chosen because we had identified the essential elements to the interpretation and had suggested simple but effective ways of bringing these to…

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Somerset Cricket Museum

Hundreds of visitors came through the doors of Somerset Cricket Museum this weekend, to see for themselves the stunning transformation that has taken place over the last 2 years. Selected to design the interior fit out elements of the major £300,000 re-development, Smith and Jones have turned this object heavy, old fashioned museum into an…

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Roman Town House Dorchester

The Roman Town House in Dorchester is the only example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in the country. When the council offices were built at this location, archaeologists found the remains of 8 buildings dating from the Roman period of which the best example became known as the Roman Town House. Smith…

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RNLI Salcombe

We worked as museum redevelopment designers in Devon for the RNLI. We transformed a cluttered old fashioned museum into an organised, modern, engaging one! We were commissioned by the RNLI to develop the designs for the interior including space planning, arranging the content and themes, producing drawings for the manufacture of the display cabinets, graphic design…

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Ralph Allen Cornerstone

We worked as exhibition and display designers in Bath, on the redevelopment of Ralph Allen Yard, situated in the heart of Combe Down a village suburb of Bath. The site lies in the City of Bath Conservation Area and the wider World Heritage site. The project consisted of 9 dwellings, dedicated to low carbon living,…

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PLAY activity centre

We transformed an existing grey, concrete shop space at Lincoln’s main Art and Archaeological museum into a fantastic play space full of colour, imagery and activities for younger children. The project was such a success, as it gave young families a place to come and meet, and socialise whilst the children could play, learn and…

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Pioneer Sailing trust

A boat building and sailing inspired exhibition scheme, with dynamic fabric sail graphics, tensioned with rigging screws. We used real woods and  materials giving warmth and a providing a hard wearing scheme. We developed a number of simple but effective activities. We took the time to get to know the Pioneer Sailing Trust, only…

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Newport Museum

We worked as Museum Gallery Designers in Newport South Wales, developing a permanent gallery installation commemorating The Chartists movement in Newport together with a small area focussing on coal mining in Wales. We formed a close working relationship with the museum’s curator in order to successfully develop and design the gallery concept. We developed a…

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National Oceanography Centre

Smith and Jones worked as exhibition and display designers for The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. We were thrilled to be involved in this fascinating project and work with their fantastic team. The purpose of the project was to improve the visitor experience in the reception area, and ensure that visitors gained an understanding of…

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Museum of East Dorset

We have just completed a major redevelopment of the Priest House Museum in Wimborne, with a transformation into the Museum of East Dorset. We designed and project managed every element to this highly complex project across two floors of this fantastic period property. In total we designed 11 different gallery spaces. Key to our…

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Lyme Regis Museum

Smith and Jones were chosen to work with the museum and other external consultants to develop the interpretation strategy and concepts for a new geology gallery at Lyme Regis Museum. We developed the interpretive strategy for the Stage 2 HLF application as part of a much larger redevelopment project – The Mary Anning Wing.…

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Llantony Secunda priory

Llanthony Secunda Priory is a site of national historic, cultural and archaeological significance a short walk from the centre of historic Gloucester, surrounded by 21st century waterside regeneration. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument with six Grade 1 Listed buildings. Llanthony Secunda Priory was the sixth largest Augustinian house in the country, owning…

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Lizard Lighthouse

Trinity House, the UK’s authority for managing and maintaining the countries lighthouses and aids to navigation selected Smith and Jones to design, project manage and oversee the whole interpretive redevelopment of the Heritage Centre at the Lizard Lighthouse. Based on our own extensive research into Trinity House, the Lizard Lighthouse, and after many discussions…

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Highcliffe Castle

Grade 1 listed Highcliffe Castle, on the Dorset coast is arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture, which flourished at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. The Castle was rendered derelict in the 1960’s by fire and abandonment. Smith and…

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Heckington Windmill

Smith and Jones were chosen by the project team at Heckington Windmill, because we were able to develop an interpretation scheme that was engaging, and revealed the fascinating history of this truly fantastic site. We started from a blank canvas, considering the whole of the site, from carpark to cafe, and putting ourselves in the…

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Guardian Visitor Centre

An exciting new visitor centre experience for Six Bells Communities First Partnership and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, located in Six Bells, Abertillery, South Wales. We created a 1960’s room set typical of a miners house, designed to enlighten visitors on what it used to be like living in Six Bells in the 1960’s. The…

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Glastonbury church

Smith and Jones developed engaging interpretive displays at St Johns Church in Glastonbury as part of a wider heritage funded regeneration project. Initially we developed the interpretation and design strategy as part of the development phase before final submission to the heritage fund for full project funding. Once full funding was achieved we then…

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