National Space Centre takes off with new entrance design

Mynt Design has created new wayfinding and interiors in an effort to bring more “theatre” to the museum entrance.

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Consultancy Mynt Design has overhauled the entrance and front-of-house area at the National Space Centre attraction in Leicester.

Rebecca Anstee, Mynt’s project manager on the project, says: “We were looking to create some theatre – we wanted the visitor experience to start as soon as people came through the door.”

As part of the work, Mynt has looked to create a “focal point” around the installation of a Soyuz Spacecraft. Anstee says: “Previously this wasn’t presented in any way.”

The consultancy has also created new café branding and signage, updated seating booths and a “more efficient” seating area.

A new “countdown” installation showcases attractions at the museum while graphics wrapped around the exterior of the 77m Planetarium help to showcase it to visitors.

A spokesperson for the National Space Centre says the aim of the project was to “add the excitement and wonder that was missing from the main entrance area”.

They add: “I’m pleased to say that the area is now unrecognisable from where we started.”

Mynt says it now hopes to work on further phases of development at the centre.

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