Heartlands

Cornwall, UK

Overview:

The Heartlands Project is a new visitor attraction in Cornwall based at the site of the Robinson’s Shaft. The derelict tin mining area has been brought back to life with a huge multi million pound grant from the Big lottery fund, it’s part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and is of great historic significance.

The project is a community led scheme to transform the cultural landscape and create an inspirational hub in the heart of the area.


Role:
The two interactive exhibits produced for the site concentrate on teaching the visitors about the history of the once thriving mining industry. One touch screen piece elaborates on the different pumping engines used at the site and compares them with others from the same era.
The second exhibit focuses on physical objects housed in the exhibition space. Each object has an on screen option allowing the user to interact and learn more about its personal story and how it was used.
Notes:
— External hardware interfacing
— Kiosk
— Touchscreen