NLHF Activity Plans
Tricolor are experts at designing NLHF Activity Plans. Our activity planning team are heritage professionals with extensive experience in the creation of activity plans that not only meet the requirements of the NLHF but are an ideal basis for programme design.
Our Activity plans will often sit alongside the Interpretation Plan. This was the case for Heritage Centre Stage at Brighton Heritage Centre. The Activity Plan was designed in response to findings gleaned from analysis of current and potential activities, formative and testing research methods with over 1000 people. Furthermore, over 200 volunteers were trained, motivated and equipped to carry out a range of archival work, digitisation and oral history interviewing and recording, as well as participate in developing a new innovative form of digital interpretation, co-produce and lead on a new range of guided tours.
When it came to Canterbury Cathedral’s bid for NLHF funding, they chose us to develop their Activity plan – working closely with their Learning and Participation Team to undertakewide-ranging consultation, develop partnerships for delivery, and pilot and test a range of activities and workshops ideas. The Cathedral’s heritage, historic collection and stories are at the heart of the Activity Plan. The activities within the plan link to the core heritage themes described in the Interpretation Plan and have been developed as a result of extensive research and consultation.
Tricolor was tasked with developing a much larger formal and informal programme that would engage a wide range of people beyond those who may visit the historic site for spiritual reasons. We sought to ensure that visitors were engaged in the heritage beyond the obvious ecclesiastical opportunities and worked hard to develop activities that highlighted social history over many centuries while also exploring the architecture and its meaning.
Whilst working for Reclaiming The Wilderness, Tricolor devised innovative activities and interpretation which would allow public engagement but not impact upon the welfare of residents or the conservation of the natural heritage. Low level species habitat improvement activities were developed, which members of the public and residents could participate in together. These were designed to strengthen ties between Hall Grange and the local community, with the added benefit of encouraging wildlife back to the garden.
We’ve created NLHF activity plans for other clients, such as:
- Alexandra Palace
- ARC Riverside Studios
- Brighton Heritage Centre
- Bury St Edmunds Guildhall
- Buxton Museum
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Colne Valley Railway
- DeHavilland Aviation Museum
- Ely Museum
- Erewash Museum
- Epping Forest District Museum
- Express and Star Archive
- Kenley Airfield and Common
- Hall for Cornwall
- Hull: Yorkshire Maritime City
- Hylton Castle
- Leighton House Museum
- North East Land Sea and Air Museum
- Norwich Castle
- Reclaiming the Wilderness Gardens
- Saltdean Lido
- Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome
- St Albans Cathedral
- St John the Evangelist Church
- The Rose Revealed
- The Bothy Project – Terapia
- Unlocking the Severn
- Willesden Jewish Cemetery
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