The Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust


We created a number of magical AV and audio exhibits for Moat Brae, the new national centre for children’s literature and storytelling. The centre is located in the house and garden that was the birthplace of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.

Catch Me If You Can:
Visitors entering the Darling Nursery trigger an interactive animation of Peter Pan’s flying shadow. The projection is mapped onto the walls and uses sensor to track the visitors’ movement as they try to catch the mischievous creation.

The Freedom of Dumfries:
This looping, large format AV uses JM Barrie’s return to Dumfries in 1924 to highlight the importance of Moat Brae as the inspiration for Neverland and features original footage of JM Barrie himself.

Newall’s Vision:
This AV focuses on the history of Moat Brae from an architectural perspective, exploring the creative inspiration of architect, Walter Newall. We incorporated drawings, photographs and the tools of Newall’s trade in a dynamic ‘3D’ environment to create visual interest and harmonise the archive.

The Barrie Family:
Conceived as a picture ‘magically’ coming to life, this AV features a young JM Barrie on the cusp of starting his new school adventure in Dumfries.

We created a number of ambient soundscapes to help add atmosphere, introduce g a sense of play and unlock the visitors’ imagination. Recording with young people from a local amateur dramatic group, we were able to transform the dining room into a pirate ship and bring Captain Hook to the garden.