Point Ellice House

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Exhibit Type
Cultural Exhibit, Interpretive Exhibit, Visitor Centre
Point Ellice House
4,400 SqFt

The Dare

To work with the Museum’s new management to design and build a self-guided visitor heritage house experience with a contemporary visitor centre and rotating exhibit gallery.

The Outcome

As the first part of a phased project, Double Dare Design collaborated with Edda Creative to bring to life the new Visitor Centre. We also enhanced the rooms of the house with a broadened interpretive narrative and modular exhibitry.

In the Visitor Centre, a changing exhibit gallery shares space with a new admissions area and a gift shop. Double Dare Design furnished the small gallery with see-through exhibits that keep the venue’s atmosphere light and bright. A modular exhibit system and reconfigurable cable-display system lets staff update content.

In the house, new stanchion lines, reader rails, signage, and exhibits were designed to keep a clear distinction between heritage artifacts and new exhibitry. Guests can try their hand at cross-writing letters at an interactive writing station.

As part of future phases, the current “Politics of Luxury” exhibit in the Visitor Centre will be moved to augment the narrative in the house, and to make way for a new temporary exhibit. The gardens will also receive new signage and interpretation. Phase 2 is slated to begin in 2020.

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