Martello Media are delighted to have been recently awarded the Exhibition Design and Fit-out of Hardy’s Birthplace, Dorset. This is a joint National Trust and Dorset County Council project, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project will incorporate a new visitor centre built on the site of the existing Dorset Countryside Ranger base at Thorncombe Woods, with improved car parking and access to Hardy’s cottage through Thorncombe Woods. The timber-built visitor centre will be a ‘gateway to the landscape’ with interpretation that enables visitors to engage with Hardy and the landscape that shaped his work. Providing an exciting and informative start to a visitor’s journey, the interpretation in the centre will provide essential information and orientation for visitors, as well as inspiring them to want to find out more about Hardy by exploring Hardy’s Birthplace and further afield. Continue reading