Maltings Heritage

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D1, The Old Grainstore
The Bartonfields Centre
Church Broughton
DE65 5AP
Exhibition Design,Graphic Design,Graphics & Display,Interpretation,Wayfinding


About us, and how we work.


Maltings Heritage Interpretation is a design consultancy led by Mike Foster and Steve Capsey, two award-winning interpretive designers / illustrators working together at Maltings since 1989.

The company is passionate about helping enhance the communication of information to visitors across a wide range of public sites through skilled design, imaginative illustration and creative visual language.

Often working alongside a small, trusted team of skilled associates, Maltings offer a FULL-SERVICE SOLUTION… whether your requirement is a single interpretive panel or the ground-up development of a new museum, they provide the expertise to take you from brief to build.

They have forged a reputation as leaders in their field, producing outstanding, creative solutions of the highest quality, on time and on budget. Mike and Steve adopt a ‘hands on’ approach, liaising directly and transparently with all clients to ensure the smooth progress of their projects. They value clear communication, they advise, and just as importantly they listen, and they fulfil every commission with unmatched diligence, imagination and enthusiasm.

They have had pleasure of working with a diverse range of clients in recent years including:

  • Canal & River Trust
  • English Heritage
  • Historic Scotland
  • National Trust
  • North York Moors National Park Authority
  • Woodland Trust

Exciting projects have also been delivered for numerous museums, visitor centres, places of worship and heritage destinations across the UK.

Maltings would love to hear from you if you have a project you would like to discuss, or if there is anything more you wish to know about them. Advice and guidance is offered at no cost, and they are always friendly, approachable and happy to help.


“Maltings Partnership’s ideas and designs are inspirational and their attention to detail exceptional. They have encouraged us to be ambitious and forward thinking, yet they have successfully managed to maintain the character and ethos of our community, themes and collections, always ensuring we were an essential part of the process. Throughout the project we were consulted, ideas discussed and where necessary explained in some detail – advice given – and taken, and so importantly budgets adhered to and kept under constant review.

A major project for non-museum professionals we appreciated so much their support and above all else, their enthusiasm. The end result is beyond our wildest dreams, a museum for everyone – the young, not so young, local residents, tourists, the history ‘buffs’, the casual visitor just filling an hour on a wet afternoon, we are so sure they will all enjoy their visit, tells others about it and return.”

Margaret Stone Curator, Brightlingsea Museum

“This morning, I saw the displays in the Heritage Centre for the first time. They are utterly stunning. The quality of work and attention to detail are superb. Your imagination and experience have brought together our knowledge and ideas in a coherent form and produced a display we could never have dreamed of.”

Julie Starkey Core Client Team, St Helen’s Church

“It was a completely new venture for us to be working with interpretive designers, but we found it to be a pleasurable and most rewarding experience as it became evident that the skill and creativity of the Maltings Partnership would greatly enhance the simple text of our WWI Commemorative Book”

Jean Weston & Marlene Price Co-Authors, The Lost Twenty Nine