Mather & Co have been appointed to redevelop the Glencoe Folk Museum, which celebrates the history and story of Glencoe and its people.
Located in the Scottish Highlands and housed in traditional 18th century heather-thatched cottages, the museum houses a collection of more than 3,000 artefacts chronicling daily life and work in the area between the 17th–21st centuries.
One of Mather & Co’s project aims with the museum redevelopment is to provoke curiosity and to challenge visitors to expand their minds, to learn new things from the past, present, and future of Glencoe. The redeveloped museum will allow visitors of all ages to experience the story of Glencoe using their senses, through discovery, experimentation, hidden reveals, exploration, and play.
One of the aims in the development stage of the new museum is to work with local communities – this will enable visitors to explore theirs or other people’s heritage in a relevant and relatable way and discover the context and the history behind their life today.
The work has been made possible due to grant funding of £74,000 being awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Scotland to help the museum.
The museum redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2023.