English Heritage - Kenilworth Castle

Museums & Visitor Attraction

Orientation in Leicester's Barn


A project for English Heritage, designed by Mark Magidson of Exhibition Plus


This exhibit incorporates a scaled landscape model of the site as it was. Eight small exhibits encircle the model including:

  • A backlit landscape with questions and hidden answers which illuminate when buttons are pressed

  • A 360 degree view of the landscape using an endoscope

  • The siege of 1266, 9 switched backlit cartoons depicting various stages of the siege

  • A rotating table including 4 small models showing 4 periods of the castles development

  • A revolving drum depicting the progress of Elizabeth I's visit in 1575

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