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Marcon Heritage is a specialist fit-out contractor, delivering high quality museum, visitor attraction and exhibition projects in the UK & Ireland.

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Marcon Heritage has been appointed by East Ayrshire Council to carry out the interpretive fit-out works at the Visitor Centre and Rural Life Centre at Dean Castle Country Park in Kilmarnock. 
Marcon will put the finishing touches to the redevelopment project which will deliver enhanced facilities for visitors to the park.
This summer Marcon will work with interpretive designers Tandem to modernise the United States Rangers Museum at Boneybefore, Carrickfergus.

The unique facility first opened in 1994 following a 50th anniversary event when visiting US Rangers veterans generously gave their photographs and memorabilia to create a permanent exhibition.

The museum is dedicated to the men who joined the first battalions of the elite American Army unit, formed at Sunnylands Camp in Carrickfergus in June 1942.

Marcon will be responsible for the manufacture and installation of specialist joinery, plinths, fitted furniture, graphics, touch screen interactives and display cases that will house the many artefacts from the museum.

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE said: “When complete, the facility will boast a new, visually striking set of displays that will include previously unseen artefacts, photographs and extensive film footage.  The updated museum will offer a high quality visitor experience which aims to be a fitting tribute to the men who volunteered their services to the elite fighting force the US Rangers.” The US Rangers – which is part of the US Special Forces today – was set up as a ‘Commando style’ unit drawn solely from volunteers and was nicknamed ‘Darby’s Rangers’ after their dynamic leader Lieutenant Colonel William Darby.

They trained in extreme conditions and went on to fight in some of the deadliest battles in Europe and became one of World War II’s most courageous and decorated units. It remains the only US military unit ever founded on foreign soil.
Kilkenny Medieval Mile Museum was presented with the Conservation Award at the Irish Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2017. 
The 13th century St Mary’s Church is the finest example of a medieval church in Ireland and has been converted into a modern museum. 
Marcon was responsible for the manufacture and installation of all specialist joinery and corian plinths, graphics, conservation grade display cases and the coordination of all audio visual hardware.  Kilkenny’s 800-year story is told with a contemporary twist within the new museum.

Working closely with leading Edinburgh-based interpretive designers Bright, Marcon completed the intricate scheme which complements the architecture and blends traditional and contemporary features within St Mary’s Church.
The new exhibition that have we fitted out that charts the cultural, commercial, political and sporting history of Belfast is now open at Belfast City Hall.  Well worth a visit!
Marcon has been appointed to carry out the fit-out of The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland.  Due to open this summer, The Sill is an architecturally stunning building that will transform how people of all ages understand and explore landscapes, history, culture and heritage.

Situated in the Hadrian’s Wall area of Northumberland National Park, the £14.8 million visitor centre and youth hostel is the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park, YHA and supported by National Lottery players through a £7.8m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Sill promises to be a visitor attraction like no other, it is designed to enable the landscapes of Northumberland National Park and surrounding Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to be opened up to even more people, including children, families, older people, disabled people and those who are less confident exploring natural places. The eagerly awaited centre is considered to be one of the UK’s most significant museum projects of 2017.

A key part of the experience at The Sill will be the exhibition and interpretation areas to educate and engage audiences in a conversation about our shared landscapes.  Edinburgh based interpretive designers Bright have employed Marcon to help turn the vision for the centre into reality.

Marcon will fit-out a series of designated spaces within the building namely the welcome lobby, visitor information, temporary exhibition and the main interpretive exhibition.  Each of these spaces hosts a range of audio visual displays, graphics and interactive programmes.
Wonderful to see that one of our projects has been shortlisted in @ribasoutheast #RIBAawards 2017.  The stunning restoration of @hastingspierofficial by @dRMMArchitects would be a worthy winner.  It was our pleasure to work closely with the team from @hastingspierofficial and @designmap_uk.  #architecture #interiors #craftsmanship #heritage © Alex de Rijke
Happy #stpatricksday - this is one of our museum projects in Downpatrick. The new gallery at Down County Museum tells how St Patrick first raised the cross in Ireland.
Our award winning exhibition @titanicbelfast has just welcomed it's 3.5 millionth visitor.  What an achievement.
Some of the people whose stories make the Museums + Heritage Awards shortlisted American Air Museum @IWMDuxford - UK, US, Second World War to Afghanistan. #mandhawards #museum #usa
‪Thrilled that our project at the American Air Museum @IWMDuxford has been shortlisted for best Permanent Exhibition at this year's Museum + Heritage Awards @mandhadvisor Well done to everyone involved!  Design by @Redman_Des #mandhawards
The new interpretive exhibition at the newly restored @hastingspierofficial .

Marcon played a key role in the restoration and reopening of the iconic pier which underwent two years of renovation works at a cost of £14.2m.

The exhibition is an educational hub which allows visitors to explore the pier's fascinating history by using a range of interactive multi-touch tables to discover stories, pictures, postcards, photographs, posters and gig tickets from the past.

Design by @designmap_uk
Brian Gallagher has won the “Public Realm Professional” category at the World Illustration Awards for his illustrative work at newly restored Cromford Mills. 
Marcon completed the fit-out of the new interactive exhibition at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Derbyshire last year.  The new Gateway Visitor Centre has now opened at the 18th Century mill which is regarded as one of the key sites in the industrial revolution.  The site was developed in 1771 by the “father of the factory system” Sir Richard Arkwright and fell into disuse over the past decades.