Cumbria’s Museum
of Military Life


Planning, designing, and our joint path towards success

Engaging generations of all ages

Historic photgraphs and military motorbike start the Story of Human Endeavour exhibition

PLB produced both the Activity Plan and the Interpretive Design that led to the successful Round 2 HLF bid, resulting in the exhibition’s creation. The museum perpetuates the enigma of ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’.

Through attuned focus on the stories of soldiers, combined with the museum’s extensive photographic archive, PLB have devised an experience rich in emotive audio-visual content, graphic imagery and insightful quotes from first person experiences.

Collections are contextualised through scenic visuals that are effective in transporting visitors from the railway carriages en-route to France, to the trenches of World War I, and commemorating the airborne troops at Arnhem. Integrated interactives and a family-friendly trail encourage engagement from all ages, leaving all generations thoroughly fascinated.

Military artefacts on display at Cumbria's Museum of Military Life

Cumbria 2

“Unexpectedly fascinating, surprising and poignant. The Museum of Military Life is somewhere I could definitely return to, as there was a wealth of material bringing the concepts behind the forces to life in an unexpected way.”

Cumbria 1

“PLB delivered the packages of work and we enjoyed an excellent working relationship with them; the team helped and involved us in every way possible, the result being a Museum of such high quality.”

Stuart Eastwood, BA AMA, Museum Curator

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