The redevelopment will breathe new life into the displays through the use of current best practice in exhibition and interpretation techniques, with the deployment of digital technology sympathetic to the setting, a clear narrative, improved lighting, better labelling, and coherent orientation to enhance the visitor experience. You can see the designs in the pictures above and download and read our full design submission here (12Mb) . In summary we will:
1. Completely refit and re-display the Museum Room on the ground floor of the Grade 1 listed Moot Hall. This will include display of artefacts from the Snape Burial Ship which predates Sutton Hoo. It will also include a secure case for the display of items on loan from National Collections.
2. Completely refit and re-display the Council Chamber on the first floor of the Moot Hall including displaying the structure and history of the building and its use for local governance since Tudor times. It will also include a space for temporary exhibitions which will encourage repeat visits.
3. Install new external signage and interpretation boards.
4. Improve access by the external and internal stairs.
5. Allow those who cannot access the first floor to view displays “virtually” through the use of tablets.
All of this will lead to a vastly improved visitor experience and associated external activities, resulting in a vibrant programme to showcase the rich heritage of Aldeburgh and its people, from Roman times to the present.