Monsters of the deep

Monsters of the Deep is a major new temporary exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. It explores legends, folklore and modern-day science. It invites visitors to decide what lurks in the murky depths of the oceans.

Designmap worked closely with NMMC to develop the interpretation and carried out the 3D, interactive, digital and graphic design. The exhibition opened in August 2020 and runs until January 2022.

The exhibition is a highly immersive experience.

The show has been hugely popular with visitors and received a 4-star review in The Times:

“A show packed with marvels.”

“This is a show to plumb the imagination. For the adults it might be almost as philosophical as it is fun for the kids … I took two 11-year-olds along and the pair of them couldn’t talk about anything else for the entire journey home.”

The appointment of Designmap as exhibition designers for 'Monsters of the Deep' has proven to be extremely successful. The standard of their work is both imaginative and cost-effective. This is most visible in the quality and creativity of the displays they have created for us and in their ingenious use of digital, immersive, and multi-media technology to help create a spectacular and unforgettable visitor experience.

Richard Doughty, Director