Museum & Heritage
With over 60 years’ experience working in the museum and heritage sector, Leach is capable of providing insight and support into your project, helping you to get the most out of your displays. We know the importance of keeping your audience engaged and informed while leaving them with an impressive and memorable experience. We have a number of solutions for providing high-quality and durable graphics, displays and signs for your museum, park or point of interest, enhancing your visitors’ experience, while they walk around your specialist site.
HD Graphic Displays
We are experts in display graphics production, creating everything from graphic wall papers, and soft signage, to self-adhesive vinyls and lightboxes. Whatever your requirements, we can provide professional advice of the highest quality and a solution that goes beyond your expectations. We’ll work with you and your design brief to create graphics for display cases, walls and signage that are nothing but perfect for your exterior and interior spaces.
‘As the idea took shape, I became increasingly excited about the finished product, but when in place, the timeline surpassed all my expectations.’
- Anna Thorne, Director of Development, The Queen’s College, Oxford
At Leach, we have our own 3D designers, joinery and aluminium-fabrication teams, as well as boasting our very own installation crew. Our technical expertise covers all areas of display graphics production, from logistics and maintenance, to supporting structures and fixings. Display graphics can be made using a wide range of materials and processes, and we work with them all so that we can adapt to any situation or environment.
Voted in 2016 as Europe’s leading visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. As part of the team working on The Titanic Experience, Leach produced and installed over 700 graphics, set across nine different galleries over four different levels. Leach went to great lengths to help make Titanic Belfast a spectacular, memorable and breath-taking visitor experience.
We regularly produce everything from graphic panels and interpretation boards, to exhibition backdrops and lightbox graphics. We have gained a reputation in this industry for providing displays of exceptional quality and have worked for years over numerous projects to refine our trade.
Throughout our work in the museum and heritage sector, we have successfully used our wallcovering solutions to provide our clients with flexibility and impact in their graphic displays. Our technical expertise has led us to innovate in the field and design unique wallcoverings that can be used in a huge range of different situations.
‘I am hugely relieved that I chose the Leach team, I had very high expectations and they exceeded them.’
- James Foster, General Manager, The Bar Convent
Our award-winning wallcovering solutions are wide-ranging and versatile, capable of engaging audiences from all industries. From the Titan to the Stik, our wallcoverings will fit your museum or heritage site with the display you need, promising to captivate and inform your audience and leave them with an unforgettable experience. We guarantee to have the solution that you’re looking for.
Our huge and impressive Titan single-piece covering is seamless and durable, while providing high-quality graphics for shops, windows and visitor environments alike. Able to dominate a large space, they will grab your audience’s attention and convey the message or information that will aid their experience at your facility. Perfect for museums and heritage centers, Titan can be produced up to 5 metres high by 20 metres long, providing your site with engaging and visually-impactful whole-wall graphics. Due to its design, Titan is installed as one single piece which ensures a seamless look across the entire graphic.
Titan has also been designed with durability in mind. Museums and heritage centers see a lot of footfall and the risk is that the wear and tear of everyday use will ruin your walls and graphics. We have used our years of experience to design and produce Titan using damage-resistant specialist inks and coatings, giving you a professional-looking wall display that lasts longer than our competitors.
Stik is our smaller, more flexible solution. Using removable graphics that are applied over an installed magnetic base, Stik can be updated by your own museum staff whenever you fancy an update. The ability to easily change the graphics gives you complete freedom over your display. If you need a temporary display, or a display that you know you’re going to want to change in the future, Stik is the perfect solution for you.
Our work on The Royal Mint included the production and installation of over 200 graphics, including our signature Titan wallcoverings. The Royal Mint is one of the largest collections of coins and related material in the world, and our impactful, impressive graphics helped to redevelop the museum and bring its history to life.
Extending your museum or heritage exhibition outside can sometimes bring with it challenges, but Leach has always got you covered. Our external signage is versatile and robust, handling any weather that comes its way, and any attempts at destruction.
We are the UK’s number one choice for external signage. We have a wide array of options available, ready to install into any environment. This includes Vault, our robust and durable signage, capable of resisting vandalism attempts, and the weather. Alongside Vault we create signage with a variety of different materials and fixings. All of our external signage options come with a 10-year warranty that won’t be matched anywhere else.
Speaking about the external signage we produced for Culzean Castle, Andy Gray, Managing Director of StudioLR said: ‘The end result looks fantastic and your professionalism, attention to detail and quality product has been noted and already complimented on.’
We design and produce external signage using a multitude of different materials and methods, meaning we have the solution for you, placing your needs at the core of it. We make signs from timber and steel, making sure that all our signs are robust, reliable and strong. This means you can keep your audience engaged, informed and entertained for longer without worrying about needing replacements.
All of our sign options are customisable. If you need a bespoke design for your museum or heritage centre, we will modify custom shapes and fittings to suit your needs. We can manufacture external signage in any free-form shape, giving you great license for creativity. We also provide a selection of custom propriety fixings, that are suitable for listed buildings, as well as offering to design bespoke interactive displays to encourage engagement from your audience.
Our Vault exterior signage was a signature part of the work we did for King John’s Castle in Limerick, Ireland. At the top of the castle we installed specially customised Vault external signs onto the railings, allowing the history of the castle to be displayed whilst not getting in the way of the breathtaking views.
The Titanic Experience
Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. In 2016 it was voted as Europe’s leading visitor attraction, and at Leach we’re incredibly proud of the part we played in making this museum come to life.
Leach produced and installed over 700 graphics for Titanic Belfast, helping to immerse visitors in the famous moment from history. Leach were heavily involved throughout the production and design process, taking part in everything from project management and design work, to graphic production, installation and site works.
Working on Titanic Belfast was a major project in the museum and visitor attraction market. As visitors move through the nine interactive galleries, they are constantly surrounded by Leach’s captivating and beautiful graphics. Not least of which is our huge Titan wallcovering, which was used to create enormous reenactment scenes of the construction of the Titanic. This was the UK’s first large-format, single piece wallcovering, a great example of our innovative nature in the industry.
Our expert in-house project and installation team spent a total of three months on site to ensure that Titanic Belfast was ready to open in time to mark the centenary of the historic ship setting sail.
The Royal Mint
Leach worked extensively on The Royal Mint, producing and installing over 200 graphics, including our signature Titan wallcoverings. The Royal Mint is one of the largest coin and related material collections in the world, and our high quality, impactful graphics helped to redevelop the museum and give its history a new lease of life.
As part of the project, Leach provided a wide range of different graphics and services. From our huge Titan wallcoverings, LED backlit glass panels and display cases, to stencilled floor graphics and stainless steel Fret cut lettering, Leach was able to use our vast experience of working in the museum and heritage sector to provide valuable insight and support throughout the project.
Leach provided a bespoke service throughout, overcoming many challenges in a creative and innovative manner, such as designing and producing wrap-mounted digital panels. Working closely with multiple teams, the entire project was completed in four months, with the Leach team on site for four weeks. The end result exceeded the client’s expectations, providing inspiring and engaging displays to leave visitor’s with a memorable experience.
King John’s Castle
Located on King’s Island in Limerick, Ireland, King John’s Castle is a heritage site with a huge amount of history, dating back to the 13th century. Leach was tasked with helping to develop the brand new visitor experience, providing over 700 display graphics, banners and signage in total. Installed throughout the heritage site, our superb graphics enhance the experience by being informative, captivating and attractive.
We used our 60 years’ worth of experience in the museum and heritage sector to find creative and bespoke solutions throughout the project. Our signature Vault exterior signage was used to ensure that the outside displays were secure from vandalism and able to withstand all weather. At the top of the castle, graphics were fixed to the outdoor railing, displaying the history of the castle while never getting in the way of the breathtaking views.
King John’s Castle also utilizes our visually impactful vision lightboxes, creating engaging LED displays that set the right tone and capture visitors’ imaginations. Crucially, our team was able to successfully waterproof the lightboxes in accordance with the museum’s needs. Throughout the project Leach made an effort to go the extra mile and use its wide range of products and solutions to always meet the client’s needs and achieve above expectation.
If you’re looking for a professional, high-quality signs and graphics solution that will keep your audience informed and engaged throughout your museum or heritage center, please contact us today on 01484 551200.