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Marcon complete’s interpretation fit-out at Whitby Abbey

Marcon has finished its first project with  English Heritage completing the site-wide interpretation scheme at Whitby Abbey, the iconic landmark located on the headland at Whitby in North Yorkshire.

Whitby Abbey is a site of national and international importance and its history is evidenced through the upstanding 13th century medieval ruins, its buried archaeology and its historical associations.

Marcon completed the detail development, manufacture, delivery and installation of the museum fit-out within the visitor centre, including graphics, AV hardware and the coordination of all work-packages.  The project also includes the manufacture and installation of externally sited interpretation through a series of jesmonite plinths, some of which include low-level interactive elements.

Marcon’s heritage team worked closely with London based interpretive designers Drinkall Dean, turning their creative vision into reality.

Ruth Haycock, Interpretation Manager, English Heritage concludes; “The aspiration for the project at Whitby Abbey has been to deliver an ambitious and bold new scheme, that will invite our visitors to explore, discover and learn about the sites rich history.

Drinkall Dean and Marcon have really understood our vision and have worked with us to bring the scheme to life. We want to ensure that Whitby Abbey continues to be a top destination for visitors to the region, and we hope the new scheme will delight our visitors for many years to come.”

English Heritage manages a wide range of projects, from world-famous prehistoric sites such as Stonehenge to grand medieval castles and Roman forts, welcoming over 10 million visitors each year.