Manx National Heritage, the national heritage charity responsible for the care and promotion of the Isle of Man’s natural and cultural heritage, has today confirmed that the design and fit out for the 2022 planned TT and Motorsport Heritage Gallery at the Manx Museum will be spearheaded by specialist exhibition design agency, Creative Core.
Based in West Yorkshire, Creative Core specialise in creating exhibitions for museums, galleries and visitor attractions, with their latest project set to capture the excitement of the world-famous, Isle of Man TT races. They will work alongside the team at Manx National Heritage and together with UK, and Isle of Man based contractors to design, supply, fit out and install this exciting new gallery at the Manx Museum.
Opening in 2022, the new gallery will tell the story of the Isle of Man TT from its inception in 1907 to the present day. It will offer visitors the opportunity to experience a tantalising, taste of the TT atmosphere all year round and portray the real-life stories of everyone involved – riders, families, mechanics, marshals and fans.
A contemplative area will include commemorative tributes and reflect on the work of the 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.
Nichola Ward, Creative Director at Creative Core said:
“Creative 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 Isle of Man TT races.
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 and we welcome their thoughts and contributions as we look forward to next year’s event and to creating a world-class home for TT heritage”.