Core are thrilled to be working on a new project to create a permanent gallery within the Manx Museum in Douglas, dedicated to the world-famous TT races.
Although the event is not taking place this year due to the Coronavirus, on the weekend that the TT Practice races were due to begin, we want to share some very early ideas and sketches showing what the designs for the new gallery may look like.
The gallery will tell the story of the TT from its inception in 1907 up to today. We want to capture the excitement of the races so that visitors can experience a taste of the TT atmosphere all year round. We will tell the stories of everyone involved - riders, families, mechanics, marshals, fans and more. A contemplative area will include commemorative tributes and reflect on the work of emergency services. Sensory and hands-on engagements will immerse visitors and dynamic displays of everything TT-related will feature, demonstrating the technical development of motorbikes through to personal items, posters and lucky charms, a multi-dimensional theatrical celebration of personal reflections and stories.
This is not a transport museum, this is not just a sporting event, this is an explosion of energy and passion, it is chaotic, cathartic and cultural. Nowhere else can this unique combination be found, except for two weeks of the summer on the Isle of Man. We know that there are tens of thousands of fans around the world who were looking forward to attending this year’s event and many more who would have joined in the excitement from home. We would love to hear your thoughts, feedback and stories about the TT and what you would like to see in the gallery – your story may even feature when the gallery opens.
We look forward to seeing you at the TT 2021!