This project involved the restoration of derelict quarry land to provide a wider range of visitor attractions based on both its previous use and the local natural history of the Derwent Valley, which is a World Heritage Site.
Works grant aided through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.
The brief was to provide a more diverse range of features at the museum, broaden family interest, complement the tram-based experience and to bring the site to life.
– range of contextual sculptures
– brass rubbing trail
– stone labyrinth
– viewing platforms
– picnic and play areas
– bespoke seating and shelters
– outdoor performance space
Woodland character of site enhanced by new native tree and shrub planting and creation of new wild flower meadows
Installations formed / placed along informal access routes – local artists commissioned to undertake the various artworks, a large number of which were created from trees felled as part of the works