Enhancing visitor experiences since 1990

Red Kite is one of the most experienced interpretation consultants in the UK – and we’re as passionate about natural and cultural heritage today as we were 30 years ago.

We provide a complete Interpretation service, from bid-writing and grant applications through to production and installation. Whether working on heritage buildings, local beauty spots or AONBs, we bring a collaborative, solution-focussed approach to every project.

Our services include:

  • Interpretation planning and master planning
  • Visitor centre planning
  • Community and local consultation and surveys
  • Concept design
  • Reports and evaluations
  • Production and installation
  • Scriptwriting
  • Support for bid-writing, grant applications and feasibility studies including design documents to support National Lottery Heritage Fund bids

As well as our extensive in-house experience, we work with associates who can bring your interpretation project to life with…

  • Professional photography
  • Illustration
  • Film
  • Animation
  • Audio
  • GIS mapping
  • Storytelling

Talk to us about your heritage interpretation project

    Some of our interpretation projects

    Chatsworth House Trust

    A new interpretation scheme, developed with The Way Design, explaining the roles of Joseph and Sarah Paxton in developing the garden at Chatsworth House. The media includes a touchscreen display, an animation, learning materials, panels, vinyl wraps and a 3D model of the Great Conservatory.

    Collaborative Action for the Natura Network (CANN)

    CANN is a cross-border project working in Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Scotland.  Working with Anglezarke Dixon Associates we developed panels and a leaflet for Lough Arrow, a freshwater lake in County Sligo and County Roscommon, explaining lake ecology and problems caused by Elodea nuttalli, an invasive aquatic plant.

    Friends of Oystermouth Castle and Swansea Council

    Two interpretation panels at Oystermouth Castle, near Swansea, introducing visitors to the castle, and interpreting the view from the castle at key times in its history.

    Kempton Steam Museum

    Brand development and new welcome, orientation and directional signage for Kempton Steam Museum and Kempton and Hampton Waterworks Railway, developed with Anglezarke Dixon Associates.

    Heritage Interpretation for Migrant Inclusion in Schools (HIMIS), Erasmus+ programme

    An exciting project involving four schools from Italy, Greece, Germany and Poland that uses techniques of Heritage Interpretation to help secondary students from migrant backgrounds to feel more integrated in their schools and communities.

    Radnorshire Wildlife Trust

    A programme of interpretation materials for the Trust’s flagship Gilfach Nature Reserve, including interpretation panels, an exhibition in the visitor centre, entrance panels and a site leaflet.

    Somerset Wildlife Trust Avalon Marshes

    Interpretation leaflets, audio, panels, family spotter’s guides, working models, posters and merchandising for this Landscape Partnership Scheme on the Somerset Levels.

    Heritage Interpretation for Senior Audiences, Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme

    This project, with partners from Italy, Germany, Poland and Malta, researched the requirements for interpretation at heritage sites for senior visitors. The output was a guidebook for heritage managers available here.

    Twyford Waterworks

    A new exhibition and other media at this Edwardian waterworks, explaining water pumping and softening with ‘state-of-the-art’ steam engines and boilers from the early 20th Century.

    Canal & River Trust

    Interpretation panel for Saul Junction on the Sharpness Canal.

    Pershore Abbey

    Film and audio kiosk and banners to explain major repairs to the unique ploughshare vaulted roof at this wonderful medieval abbey, plus guidebooks.

    Lincolnshire Grazing Marshes, Riddle of the Marshes

    A treasure hunt to inspire locals and visitors to understand the unique culture and landscape of the grazing marshes, plus a range of panels and publications.

    Action for Biodiversity, Newry and Mourne District Council.

    36 interpretation panels for a consortium of local authorities in the Eastern Border Region to raise awareness of biodiversity.

    Talk to us about your heritage interpretation project