The Postal Museum is home to a collection of artefacts spanning nearly 400 years. We produced a range of interactive displays including an interactive comic strip, a post bus challenge, a design-a-stamp game and a multi-user 4K touch table. The exhibits were designed to help bring the museum’s objects to life and tell the story of the Royal Mail’s history.
THE POST OFFICE IN CONFLICT:
For this projected AV we sourced a combination of still and moving imagery to work alongside their ‘Angel of Death’ motorcycle display. To help create more atmosphere we also featured period music which we took from original 78” records that were out of copyright.
This interactive the visitor takes the role of the Mail Coach guard in the 1800s and is tasked with getting the mail safely from Exeter to London. During their journey they face a number of hazards and challenges including foul weather, toll gates, highway robbers… and even an escaped circus lion!
We presented the game in the form of a bespoke animated comic strip with multiple-choice questions at each stage.
POST BUS CHALLENGE:
This ‘snakes and ladders’ game challenges visitors to collect the mail from around the local area and deliver it to the station before the train departs.
To help capture the authentic community spirit of the post bus, we based the route details on 1980s timetables and worked with a GPO volunteer to research real-life scenarios for the game-play.
DESIGN YOUR OWN STAMP:
This very popular interactive invites visitor to unleash their creativity, whilst helping them understand what goes in to designing your own personal stamp.