Dorset Museum, Dorchester

A landmark in the local community for over 175 years

The Project

Dorset Museum has been a landmark in the local community for over 175 years. In 2016, after years of welcoming over 45,000 visitors through its doors each year, the museum closed to undergo a £16 million refurbishment. This included an extension that would allow more of the Museum’s collection to be on display; prior to this only 2% of the museum’s collection could be exhibited.

Having worked within the museum and heritage sector for over 60 years, Leach has the skills, experience and industry understanding to deliver high-quality graphics – however big or small the requirements. Each and every graphic produced by Leach was manufactured in-house by our skilled and experienced team, and our dedicated project managers ensured that the client’s objectives across time, quality and budget were met.

With over 500 graphics needing to be produced and installed, our team were able to tap into our years of expertise to manage every aspect of the Museum’s visual experience with ease. There were a multitude of design requirements. We produced over 60 large scale wallpapers, dibond panels, brass fret cut lettering and vinyls.

The Result

We were able to create an innovative tension frame solution that sat over the pipes and cables. We fronted the tension frame system with our high-quality silicone edged graphics so that the images can be easily updated in the future for any showroom changes.

The frames were also inlaid with acoustic panels making them a great dual-purpose product that not only aesthetically improved the space but technically enhanced the environment.

As the project progressed, we also supplied and installed several different display solutions across the showroom. These consisted of several large LED fabric faced lightboxes, non-illuminated fabric tension frames, printed dibond panels and foamex signage across the space.