"To design a community museum within a Victorian Grade II listed building is no easy task, but the Creative Core have fulfilled our original brief and given us much more. Our brand-new National Lottery Heritage Fund supported museum is colourful, quirky, fun and informative – what more can you ask for? A museum with a difference!
"The Creative Core team worked very closely with the museum team throughout the project and we found them creative, supportive, adaptable, hard-working and ‘can do’. The install team were impressive and very professional, and it has been a pleasure working with them all."
Newton Abbot Museum
"The Creative Core has been a wonderful partner on what has been an exciting and challenging project. Working closely with us, they have developed some fantastic interpretive designs, which consistently get great feedback from our visitors. The team at Core have a friendly professionalism, creativity and pride in what they do which makes them a joy to work with. I particularly appreciated their patience with shifting project timelines driven by the build programme, and the effort they made to really understand what made us tick as an organisation – the relationship this fostered was key to the richly collaborative process that made the project a success."
Head of Facilities and Capital Development
"On our opening day the museum received more than 10 thousand visitors, testament to how much this means to local people. The new galleries have received outstanding praise from visitors, council members and sector colleagues thanks to the hard work of our museum team and the exceptional quality of the design and delivery from our partners at the Creative Core.
"The design and build process ensured that quality, care and love were embedded into the consultation, concept and design. The quality of both the design and build has been exceptional and Core has impressed us with their practical skills and knowledge around collections care and display. I would have no hesitation in delivering a project in this way again and would highly recommend the Creative Core."
Crescent and Collections Manager
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
"Working with the Creative Core has been a joy. Their creativity is to be expected but they have shown generosity, open mindedness and a great willingness to learn and experiment. Our co-production approach requires trust and mutual support and with Core we feel we have this in spades. Working with Core really does feel as though together we are creating something unique and inspiring – together!"
Derby Museums Trust
"Tower Bridge appointed the Creative Core to develop the new interpretation in its North and South Towers, which has now opened to the public. Key features are the Victorian divers’ displays on level 2 in the North Tower, and the spectacular new floor and wall on level 2 of the South Tower, which use the original plans and drawings for the construction of the Bridge. Core produced a high quality and creative solution to a difficult brief and I found them always highly responsive and adaptive to our requirements."
"The team at the Creative Core went over and above the call of duty when delivering the Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition. The team worked tirelessly across the length of Hadrian’s Wall, installing this unique dispersed exhibition. They produced innovative mount solutions for the objects that were on display and bespoke installations for 10 different museums in 10 very different museum spaces. They worked to a challenging schedule and delivered everything we asked of them. We were very lucky to have their expertise, experience and support on hand when we needed it most!"
Project Manager for the Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition
"We wanted to provide a fresh perspective on how the Vikings shaped every aspect of British life, and, for many people, this will mean we’re challenging perceptions of what it meant to be a Viking.
"But this is exactly what these exhibits are designed to do – immerse, enlighten and inspire. We’ve already received some fantastic feedback which is a true testament to the work of the Creative Core in helping us to bring this story to life."
Curator of Archaeology
"With a complex range of requirements covering both internal and external interpretation, we needed an interpretation partner who could deliver innovative and attractive designs that didn’t cost the earth but looked like they had! The Creative Core were remarkable. From initial concept meetings right through to installations, every person we worked with Core became part of the team: true partners, who completely bought into what we wanted to achieve, listened to our many requirements, and patiently created lovely, engaging, solutions. I recommend them without hesitation."
Sheila Moss King
Diss Heritage Triangle and Diss Corn Hall
"The Creative Core’s team made suggestions, provided solutions, responded quickly to queries and provided excellent support and customer service throughout.
I felt without doubt that Core offers and delivers the same very high quality of service to all their customers, irrespective of the size the contract. I would definitely recommend them and look forward to working with them on future projects."
Sustainable Tourism Officer
Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme, Shropshire Hills AONB
"Finding the right partner to design our new exhibition, inside our Grade I listed building, was a daunting prospect...I am hugely relieved that I chose the Creative Core team, I had very high expectations and they exceeded them!"
The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre
"The team at the Creative Core have been a pleasure to work with – incredibly accommodating and creative and always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty."
Touring Exhibitions Officer
North Lincolnshire District Council
"A wonderfully innovative exhibition designed with an abundance of creativity."
"I have found the team at the Creative Core to be easy to work with and professional. They go the extra mile to ensure projects are successfully completed and the client is satisfied."
"It’s a most exciting concept and Dudley Castle Zoo staff have worked alongside the Creative Core to create an authentic experience for visitors of all ages."
Chief Executive Officer
Dudley Castle Zoo
"I'm very excited to be involved with the museum at such as pivotal point in its history. The Creative Core’s new exhibition area is simply stunning and really brings to life the fascinating stories and facts behind one of Birmingham’s most important industries..."
Volunteer and Operations Manager
The Pen Museum
"Working with the Creative Core on the new interpretation at Housesteads Roman Fort has been a pleasurable experience, due in large part to the management of the project by Nichola Ward and the ‘can do’ attitude applied by Nichola, Jim Parkin and the team. The 3D design of the exhibition was developed through close cooperation with English Heritage’s project team and has resulted in a layout that is visually stunning, practical and above all complementary to the museum building.
"I would highly recommend the Creative Core to colleagues in the sector and hope to be able to work with the team in the future."
"The team at the Creative Core are great to work with - very flexible and creative. Their communication is clear, regular and they always stick to deadlines. In particular, they have adapted well to our community co-curated projects, taking on board feedback from our external partners as well as internal teams and incorporating this feedback to create engaging exhibitions worthy of participants’ hard work.
"They have demonstrated a real passion for co-curation, going the extra mile to help bring participants’ work alive."
Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery
"I cannot speak highly enough of the Creative Core. They were all a pleasure to work with – nothing was too much trouble and all of the team really listened to what we wanted and worked tirelessly to make it happen. The space available was very small and Core managed to use a combination of a clever layout and use of structures with an eye-catching colour scheme and interactive screens to really attract people’s attention and draw them into the exhibition – they created a real space of discovery.
"I’d have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Creative Core to others and would relish the opportunity to work with them again in the future."
District Manager (Economy & Culture)
Lincolnshire County Council
"The Creative Core team are exceptionally professional to work with, meeting their timelines, on budget and as specified. A fantastic exhibition at a challenging site!"