Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire

Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire

HLF Stage 2 Submission

RFA Design has consulted closely with conservation and landscape architects, and other specialists in planning and determining displays for the buildings and wider site at Hartlebury Castle as part of an Interpretation Plan developed for Second Round Application to the HLF in June 2014.

Hartlebury Castle Hurd Library Interpretation Gallery Concept Design

The project for Hartlebury Castle, home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 700 years and the site of human habitation for 1,300 years, has involved integrating historical and thematic displays into furnished interiors, and developing trails in surrounding parkland.  For example, designing a long gallery that looks – at first glance – like a furnished Georgian/ Victorian parlour but which reveals the 2,000-year history of the site as visitors get closer.

Hartlebury Castle Long Gallery Concept Design

Consultations with visitors, stakeholders and curators with a range of aspirations and requirements resulted in the production of an interpretive brief from which design proposals were developed and evaluated.

The resulting scheme fulfills the established criteria and includes innovative design proposals that will set Hartlebury Castle apart from other historic properties with the style and quality of interpretive displays.

Hartlebury Castle Costume Gallery Concept Design


Services included: interpretive planning, 3D design, visualisations and graphic design

For more about this historic building, visit the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust.