Having worked with Cardigan Castle a number of years ago, we were delighted when they contacted us again to expand their interpretation. Our new exhibits include a series of fun animations aimed at younger audiences, an interactive site map and online virtual tour.
Our series of lively animations are designed to engage younger visitors with key historical events. Each story is told from the perspective of a different animal character, beautifully visualised by artist Joy Nevada, and voiced by local actors in both Welsh and English.
We were responsible for providing all hardware for these exhibits and designed a series of mobile units to house the AV equipment. We also commissioned a signwriter to hand paint the units with each of our illustrated characters.
INTERACTIVE SITE PLAN
Much of the original castle no longer remains but, using our interactive site plan, visitors can now reveal its medieval layout. Working with a specialist illustrator and a local historian, we developed a series of bespoke illustrations that are incorporated into an interactive exhibit with supporting bi-lingual interpretation.
INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOUR
Our interactive 360-degree virtual tour enables visitors to explore the modern buildings at the Castle as well as the medieval cellar which is normally closed to the public.
The tour is available in Welsh and English and also features narrated introductions from two of the Castle’s Trustees, as well as fascinating images of the rooms prior to restoration.
THE STORY OF THE CASTLE
This film was designed to explain the colourful history of Cardigan Castle over 900 years. Our animated storybook approach helps visually reinforce the changing time periods and accommodate archive assets of varying quality. Actor Matthew Rhys provides the bi-lingual voiceover.
Heritage Interactive was responsible for all storyline and image research, working closely with community groups and a local amateur historian.