Culross Palace, National Trust for Scotland: Room guides, Floor Plan and Signage

Culross is a jewel of a village – a living museum of 17th-century port life. At its heart is the magnificent Culross Palace, a merchant’s house constructed between 1597 and 1611. The interpretation, especially the room guides were out of date and, although not the largest of houses, the small dark rooms could be disorientating for the visitor. Working with the National Trust for Scotland senior curator, The Port Creative designed new room guides inviting the visitor to imagine everyday activities for the entrepreneurial families that lived there during the 17th and early 18th Century. A clear, easy-to-use floor plan was also designed using combined colour coding and graphic icons. These were also utilised throughout for both external and internal directional signage.