National Trust

Lewis Carroll's Birthplace (Daresbury)

Countryscape worked with the National Trust to create a series of interpretive displays for the site of Lewis Carroll's birthplace in Daresbury, Cheshire.

The site itself contains little or no features of the former house (which burnt down in 1884); hence the displays were required to help spark the imagination of visitors and enhance the existing ‘sense of place’. The displays focus on the wider aspects of Carroll’s life beyond his famed 'Alice in Wonderland', such as his interest in mathematics and photography, together with his experiences growing up at Daresbury parsonage.

The displays were designed in accordance with National Trust brand guidelines, while also being sympathetic to the rural nature of the site and incorporating some of the iconic imagery surrounding Carroll’s life.

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Countryscape are a pleasure to work with. They have provided carefully considered responses to my briefs and are always willing to be flexible to make a success of projects on a tight deadline or budget. They have a good understanding of the countryside and heritage sectors, which means I know I can trust them to produce design solutions that meet our needs. They always have plenty of creative ideas and the broad range of services they offer means that we don't have to spend time looking around for illustrators, copywriters, sign-makers and so on, as they manage all of this on our behalf. (Rachel Costigan, Visitor Experience Officer, Cheshire and Wirral Properties, 2011)