John Sunderland

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1993-96 Celtica

The History of the Celtic People of Wales and Northern Europe.

Machinlleth, North Wales, Britain

Client: ­­­­­­­­­­County Council


Create a permanent visitor attraction and museum on the theme of the Celtic History of Wales.


Design a popular historically correct heritage attraction in an existing historic building, which would bring increased tourism to the local town of Machinlleth and the region.


Project Designer. Concept, script, art direction and production design


The permanent exhibition was part of a re-development of an historic property. The design for the multi-layered re-use and the new facilities were expertly and sensitively undertaken by the Shrewsbury based firm of Architects, Arrol and Snell. The Centre combined a museum, conference facilities, popular café and shop in a converted historic house in a parkland setting on the edge of the town. The ‘experiential ‘ multi-media exhibit took visitors on a ‘journey’ into pre-Roman Celtic history and Culture in Northern Europe, before delivering them back to the present day reality of a small town in North Wales.

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