Haley Sharpe Design Ltd

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11-15 Guildhall Lane
Exhibition Design,Master Planning


At hsd, we use creative design to make connections between diverse audiences, collections and narratives.

We are passionate about communication and great design, using these to stimulate dialogue and ignite conversation amongst audiences. Our ultimate goal is to enable visitors to participate fully in the museum environment – be that through contemplative reflection in galleries or through busy involvement in activities and events.

Throughout the design process, we seek out the best intellectual and emotional triggers to spark these connections. So, our team seeks effectiveness, not simply effect, inspiration as well as impression, reflection as well as excitement. Our solutions embrace the elegant and low-tech as well as the latest digital technologies, and seek understanding as well as interaction.

We don’t forget that effective communication with visitors starts with sound communication between creative partners. So we listen carefully to our clients, host open and ongoing discussions, and keep the dialogue fun and fresh. It’s all part of creating a great story and experience together.

Our portfolio of projects is diverse and covers eclectic subject disciplines.   We specialise in people-focussed, accessible design.

We have an experienced and talented team of well over 50 designers, interpreters and project managers providing tailored support to each of our client groups.  We offer expertise to the museum, cultural and heritage sectors in the following areas:

  • Masterplanning
  • Vision Scoping
  • Activity and Business Planning
  • Community Consultation and Evaluation
  • Concept Design and Visualisation
  • Brand Development
  • Interpretative Planning
  • Content Development and Research
  • Design Development (2D and 3D)
  • Digital and AV Integration
  • Project Management
  • Contract Administration

Our services are in demand across the UK, North America and Worldwide.  A selection of our current commissions include:

  • American Battle Monuments Commission, UK and France
  • The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, London, UK
  • Norwich Castle: Gateway to Medieval England, UK
  • Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Project, Hull, UK
  • Qasr Al Hosn, UAE
  • Oman Botanic Garden, Oman
  • Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, USA
  • Museum at the Gateway Arch, National Park Service, USA

We are always happy to offer advice on forthcoming schemes, so please contact us via phone, +44 (0) 116 251 8555 or email, [email protected]

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Specialist Updates


“The Tallahassee Museum has had the pleasure of working with Haley Sharpe Design for the past 6 years.  Our journey with Haley Sharpe Design has been institutionally exciting, reflective and revolutionary!  Haley Sharpe’s world-wide experience and depth of knowledge brought to us by their team and their truly collaborative approach in working with us has awakened us to our Museum’s tremendous potential for the future”

Russell Daws President / CEO at the Tallahassee Museum