The National Wallace Monument
Stirling District Tourism
We were appointed on a design and build contract to refurbish the three galleries within The National Wallace Monument as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the building. Our brief was to ‘tell the story of William Wallace better than it has ever been told in the past’. To achieve this, we took visitors on an emotional journey through the exhibition spaces using dynamic storytelling and innovative digital interpretation which resonates with modern audiences from all over the world.
At the heart of the Hall of Arms is a newly commissioned film which uses animation and a dynamic soundtrack to deliver the powerful story of Wallace’s victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. We redisplayed the Wallace Sword, giving it dramatic presence and encouraged visitors to explore the evidence surrounding Wallace’s life through historical documents, portraits and a lifeline of key events. Interpretation was provided in eight languages throughout the building. On the top floor we introduced a viewfinder which reveals how the landscape around the Abbey Craig appeared to Wallace in the 13th century. Visitors also have the opportunity to design their own coat-of-arms and see it projected onto a life-size shield within the Royal Chamber.