Keswick Museum & Art Gallery was designed by Thomas Hodgson in the Arts & Crafts style, and opened in 1898. Mosedale Gillatt Architects have undertaken a comprehensive refurbishment and extension of the existing museum gallery and education spaces, whilst creating a new entrance and cafe. The experience for the visitor is now one which is filled with light and elegantly blends the old and new spaces.

‘(The) Project Director … was consistently involved from day one and ensured excellent communication and understanding to us as a client, the stakeholders and the historic building and museum professionals involved’ Allerdale Borough Council

Quick facts:-

  • Improving visibility and accessibility to main entrance by bringing the exhibition ‘outside’ to the street – transforming the perception of entrance and use.
  • Art gallery space refurbished to MLA standards and incorporating environmental controls and security measures considerations
  • 3D ‘walk through’ model for whole scheme, photo realistic visualisations also provided.
  • Awards – shortlisted for the RICS Awards in four categories
  • Project management was provided by Mosedale Gillatt Architects through two Heritage Lottery Fund rounds of bidding, successfully securing £1.8 million towards the project.