#ThrowbackThursday
This exhibition set in the undercroft @york_minster_official had it's royal opening back in 2013. The red steel ribbon twists & turns it's way through 4 of the galleries; this structure was one of the biggest challenges on the project but thanks to the expertise of our team it all fit perfectly.

#heritage #culture #museum #conservation #archeology #cathedral #cathedralsofinstagram #churchesaroundtheworld #historicalarchirecture #cathedralsoftheworld #worldheritagesite #yorkminstercathedral #yorkengland #visityork #yorkminster #medieval #VisitEngland
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It's #workshopwednesday again. This week our painter Mark has just put the finishing touches to this piece of lattice woodwork.

Looks like a tower block to me, lets call it Faulty Towers...

...Phil on the top floor is celebrating his 40th birthday alone, his best mate Steve next door usually celebrates with him, but he's busy studying for his final year of his PHD in Folklore. He also has Covid symptoms, but he's not telling anyone yet because he thinks he might be imagining it after reading too many news articles.

Phil received an anonymous cake on his doorstep this morning, you'd think this would make his day but Phil is a conspiracy theorist and thinks the government are watching him - the cake is probably laced with some sort of tracking serum.

Tracey on the 6th floor does #washingwednesday every week, she's a creature of habit. This makes Phil suspicious!

Phil thinks he'll probably take the cake round to Steve since he's working so hard at the minute. He might take some down to Melinda on the 5th floor too, he quite likes Melinda but she works for the Ministry of Justice so she's probably a government spy.

Melinda is expecting Phil, she made him the cake and she know's he won't eat it but she enjoys hearing about his elaborate theories. She'll share the rest of the cake with Doris on the 4th floor when she goes round for dinner this evening.

5 days later they all have Covid, as do 7 other residents in the tower block. Moral of the story, don't share cake!

And of course, wash your hands, wear a mask, stay 2 metres apart.

#museumfitout #covidstories #staysafe #woodworkwednesday #SocialDistancing #Quarantine #COVID #Covidcommunication #weareinthistogether #pandemicstories #coronavirus #coronastorytime #gallery #museology #heritage #cabinetry #textures #woodgrain #woodgrains #followtherules #museumlover #museums #exhibition #lifeinminiature #myminiatureworld #miniature #tinypeopleinbigplaces #faultytowers
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#ThrowbackThursday
In 2016 we worked with @BMMuseum to transform their Collections Centre. The range of skills we have under 1 roof, along with decades of experience in the industry gives us a good foundation to advise on buildability; this was crucial in achieving the unique structures required for the project.
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Here's a small glimpse of what's been through our spray booth this week.
These bold edges give you an idea of the crisp finish our paint shop can achieve.

#WorkshopWednesday #workinprogress #staytuned #traditionalskills #loveyourjob #skilledtrades #woodworking #paintshop #paintslingers #museumcontractor #fitoutcontractor #ilovecolor #workshop #museumdesign #design #museumdisplay #exhibitiondesign #designinspiration #interiorfitout
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It's #WorkshopWednesday again! Our joiners are crafting some beautiful oak for a museum project we're working hard on. These designs really look the business but unfortunately I can't reveal too much.

#oak #hardwood #hardwoods #oakdesign #museum #museumdesign #museumfitout #exhibition #heritage #carpentry #joinery #woodworking #woodcraft #woodgrain #woodshopspecials #wooddesign #workshopwood #woodworkersofinstagram #carpentryskills #woodworkingwednesday #instagrain #grainandstain #customdesign #custommade #sealedanddelivered #makersofinstagram #itsallinthegrain
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#WorkshopWednesday
Here's a sneak peak inside our busy workshops.
This is where we let our head finisher loose: Mark's an expert at achieving high quality, durable finishes. He uses a state of the art, fully ventilated spray booth to achieve silky smooth results.

Every Wednesday we'll be giving you a snapshot of the exciting work we're on with, so keep your eyes peeled.

#museumfitout #finisher #painter #coating #detailing #museumdesigners #bestmuseums #galleryfitout #exhibitions #custom #museum #museumdesign #museumsandheritage #creativecave #bestmuseums #subcontractor #spraypainter #spraybooth
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Finding Monday morning tough? Take a look at this Human Evolution exhibition we installed @natural_history_museum
We've come 7 Million years, give or take, as a species - you can make it through a Monday! #MondayMotivation

#mondaymorning #exhibition #heritage #collections #museuminsider #museumsoftheworld #museum #naturalhistorymuseum #londonmusems #museumsofinstagram #museumfromhome #museumcollections #museumcollection #bespokeexhibition #humanevolution #evolution #science #archeology #paleontology #prehistory #specimens #curiositycabinet #neanderthal #homosapiens #history
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#ThrowbackThursday
In 2010 we built an exhibition @NCMME
With no electricity available, lighting was provided by head lamps, & interactives were hand powered. The immersive exhibition was installed 140m below ground were we created themed spaces that recreated working conditions across the ages.

A principle source of information for this project was first-hand conversation with ex-miners. We worked with these and other stakeholders both on site and at our workshop to agree and accurately develop the exhibition to everyone’s satisfaction.

#coal #coalmining #industrialheritage #coalmines #coalminers #coalminingmuseum #coalminingtown #coalminingtourism #miningheritage #mining #miningmuseum #coalmininghistory #coalheritage #museum #museumsofinstagram #museumsoftheworld #instamuseum
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2020 has been a tough year, but back in Feb before the world changed, our largest project to date opened in Athens. The Xplore Entertainment Centre is the largest theme and educational park in Greece! The space has several themed zones, from being on a construction site with working diggers, changing the tyre of an F1 car or keeping your eye out for animatronic dinosaurs whilst navigating your way through a dense jungle. Xplore has tonnes of fun on offer.

All elements within the exhibition were designed with longevity in mind. Units were manufactured from solid surface which provides a durable high quality finish.

We worked closely with experienced subcontractors to deliver several interactives including items such as a giant kaleidoscope and a huge walk on piano.

@technicallycreativeltd
@aivaf
@xplore_entertainment_center

#familyentertainmentcentre #xploregoldenhall #xplorecenter #entertainment #xplorescience #Athens #greece #xploreplay #xploreathens #xplorecenter #entertainmentcenter #dinosaur #tyrannosaurs #prehistoric #naturalhistory #Tyrannosaurus #dinosaurs #museum #ilovedinos #dinosaursofinstagram #jurassic #dinosaurphotography #scenicpainting #bespokeexhibition #museumcontractor #jungle #museumdesign #museums #interiordesign #technology
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‘Hello Robot’ was a thought-provoking exhibition we installed at the V&A Dundee in 2019. Exploring the world of robots from movie heroes to some of the latest advances in robotics, this diverse collection allowed the visitor to delve into the way robots impact our lives.

If you have a similar project coming up and would like us to inject some fun into your gallery/museum, please get in touch.

#fitout #museumcontractor #gallerycontractor #fitoutcontractor #exhibitions #robots #robotics #VandADundee #design #bespokedesign #hellorobot #exhibits #projects #fitoutproject #exhibition #interactives #technology #futureoftech #robotart #robotic #museums #museumsoftheworld #scenicpainting #bespokejoinery #bespokeexhibition #bespoke #interiordesigner #customdesign #designinspiration #bespokedesign
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New Nelson Mandela exhibition opens 7th Feb ! ...

#trex #dublinzoo - Look at our team go ! ...

This is where Pete's butterflies got to ! #warwickmuseum ...

Aefre Anglo Saxon skeleton in her new home. #folkestonemuseum ...

Fantastic new Workhaus display cases at #folkestonemuseum ...

More for the World of Rugby ...

Latest fit-out complete at the World of Rugby Hall of Fame ...

Amazing what you can do with mdf & fibre glass ! ...

Finished Warrior Tank for REME Museum ...

Making butterfly's for Warwick Museum ...

At the Museum Association Show, Glasgow ...

Another busy day at Workhaus ! ...

REME museum Warrior tank - getting there ! ...

On with the wheels ...

Behind the scenes at The Workhaus

Collections, exhibitions and visitor centres are where we’ve spent years honing our skills. We work with museum designers every day, blending skilled hand-finishing with technical expertise and a passion for solving problems.

But these aren’t the only places that use our skills. We’re working more and more with hotels, architects and experiential marketing agencies to create amazing one-off projects that throw all sort of technical and creative challenges our way.

Contact us

The Workhaus
Unit 21, Seafox Court
Sherburn Industrial Estate
Sherburn in Elmet
West Yorkshire
LS25 6PL

+44 (0)1977 682051
[email protected]