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Softwood Interpretation Panels

Posted on December 1st, by admin in Case Study, panels, Tales and musings. Comments Off on Softwood Interpretation Panels

Low cost softwood interpretation panels from Audio Trails.

Derbyshire-based Junction Arts needed two low-cost interpretation panels for a community arts project in Brimington, near Chesterfield. None of the usual suppliers were able to supply anything within budget, but Audio Trails came to the rescue!

The two A2 softwood panels have fit snuggly into their new home. Printing, frame construction and install came in comfortably under the £1000 budget.

Testimonials

“I am very impressed with the finished product.  2 weeks from quote to install is amazing.  A councillor’s nightmare is that something will not be done in the time that you have told your constituents it will be done. In your case you were a week earlier which took the pressure off me. Well done.

I will most certainly recommend you to my colleagues and anyone else I come across.”

Tricia Gilby, County Councillor for Brimington, Hollingwood and … Read More »



Old Tree Nursery nature feely boxes

Posted on November 4th, by admin in Case Study, panels. Comments Off on Old Tree Nursery nature feely boxes

A multi-sensory trail for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Old Tree Nursery is a plant and garden nursery set in a beautiful rural setting in Pendeford near Wolverhampton. They offer training and employment opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental ill-health.

Nature Feely Boxes

Audio Trails were commissioned to install engaging and educational signage through their small woodland. Following discussions with those who were going to use the trail, our solution was to custom design and build interactive ‘nature feely boxes’ for a Gruffalo-inspired trail. Each box has a lift up flap to reveal a small themed interpretation panel, with links to online content. Another flap contains feely items related to that theme. The boxes are located on softwood posts and interspersed between woodland chainsaw-carved sculptures throughout the woodland.

Testimonial

“The job was originally sourced by our Director but Dan … Read More »



Steelos Gallery Exhibition (Magna)

Posted on February 29th, by admin in Case Study, Mapping, Museum, oral history, panels. Comments Off on Steelos Gallery Exhibition (Magna)

Audio Trails were chosen to design and build a permanent exhibition (with a twist) that welcomes visitors to Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

Magna is an exciting journey into the world of steelmaking. The Templeborough steelworks (as it was called) was once the largest electric melting shop in the world and the site’s industrial history stretches back to Roman times. ‘Steel, Peech and Tozer’ was the company, but everyone called it ‘Steelos’.

Previously the concrete bunker through which visitors first entered Magna was dark and uninspiring. With funding secured through the Heritage Lottery Fund, Magna were able to commission Audio Trails to turn this dour space into a vibrant exhibition that reveals the 2000 year history of steelmaking on this site.

The interpretation panels provide a timeline and insight into the people that worked here. You can listen to their stories and read more about the site’s history on … Read More »



Old Glossop Trail

Posted on July 3rd, by admin in Activities, Audio Trails, Case Study, Mapping, panels, website. Comments Off on Old Glossop Trail

Visitors to Old Glossop, Derbyshire can now easily discover the important role the village played in the early cotton industry.

Audio Trails were commissioned to produce a responsive website, an audio trail, a family activity sheet, four interpretation panels and a further 15 location-specific mini-interpretation plaques, putting a wealth of information at people’s fingertips.

Visit the project website – www.oldglossoptrail.co.uk – to learn about this fantastic village and download the resources.

 “I was most pleased to be able to work with Dan, from the early stages of the project when he was researching the possibilities for topics and places to include and when he required all the Old Glossop images which I supplied to be used in the various digital and signboard displays, and later contacting the Duke of Norfolk for permission to use his family coat of arms and also finding voices … Read More »



Forest of Marston Vale panels

Posted on June 30th, by admin in Case Study, Mapping, panels. Comments Off on Forest of Marston Vale panels

Visitors to the Forest of Marston Vale can now easily orientate themselves and enjoy a wide range of walking, cycling and horse-riding trails. Audio Trails were commissioned to produce one super-sized outdoor panel and two further indoor panels for the Forest Centre, which stands at the heart of the site. Furthermore, Audio Trails also supplied a self-powered audio post and downloadable trail PDFs for 8 trails around the forest.

‘Working with Dan at Audio Trails was easy as his product knowledge and enthusiasm was second to none, as was the quality of work produced.’

Darren Woodward, Forest Development Officer, Marston Vale Trust

To download the trail PDFs visit marstonvale.org





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