hsd is a multi-disciplinary interpretative design consultancy with over 30 years’ experience and expertise in the master planning, content development, design and production of interpretative schemes at cultural, museum and heritage sites. Our diverse portfolio includes natural landscapes, museums, heritage buildings, children’s museums and science centres, as well as branding and interpretative wayfinding. Our projects are visitor-focused, providing highly engaging learning and social experiences for diverse audiences.

hsd enjoys a wealth of knowledge in the management of complex issues of attracting and engaging audiences, storyline and content development, communication, access, displaying collections and conservation. We also have extensive skills providing exhibit design and contract administration for projects large and small.

We have worked for numerous leading heritage, cultural and natural environment organisations across the UK and globally.  Clients include English Heritage, The National Trust, National Museums Liverpool, National Museums Northern Ireland, The Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service (USA), National Park Authorities (UK), National Museum of Ireland, The Royal Armouries, Houses of Parliament, National Museums Scotland, Salisbury Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral and Hereford Cathedral and numerous corporate, university, and regional museums and attractions. 

We also offer the following services:

•                    Concept Design and Visualisation

•                    Activity and Operational Planning

•                    Audience and Feasibility Studies

•                    Interpretative Development

•                    Content Coordination

•                    Detailed Design

•                    Wayfinding and Signage

•                    Branding

•                    Art Direction and Media Coordination

•                    Social Media Strategy Advice

•                    Project Management

•                    Build Implementation