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.