17 Manchester Road
Exhibition & Gallery,Exhibition Design,Exhibition Design & Installation,Interior Design


Hello, we are Mather & Co.

We lead the world in incredible museum, exhibition, and attraction design. We work across the heritage, sports, and entertainment industries, meaning we can bring ideas from one sector into the other. We believe it’s important to constantly challenge our ideas and thought processes, so that we remain at the cutting edge of what we do.

Mather & Co are a friendly, creative and flexible studio with a strong team- work approach. We like to listen to our clients and work with them to create truly innovative solutions and internationally recognised spaces.

We specialise in master-planning, content development, experience design, graphic design, and design and build. We offer a full service from start to finish to put your mind at ease. We have a specialist team who can manage the project from the first designs, right through to handing you the keys on launch day.

We look to bring experiential design to any project we work on – whether it’s in the heritage, leisure, retail or hospitality sectors. By placing ourselves in the visitor’s shoes, we create designs that are relevant and appropriate with an added sense of theatre to give the real ‘wow’ factor.

Our work portfolio includes Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, Silverstone Interactive Museum, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, Quarry Bank Mill, Gretna Green Experience, St Albans Cathedral and The Royal Mint Experience.


Specialist Updates


Mather & Co’s vision excited the team from day one and they were a delight to work with…the finished product exceeded my expectations.

Neil MacInnes, Head of Library and Information Services Manchester Central Library

Mather & Co grasped a complex history and converted it into a compelling, beautifully illustrated narrative and all to an extremely tight deadline.

Andy Colquhoun, Project Director The Springbok Experience

The team has helped us to make the museum the most beautiful, educational and truly inspirational in the world.

Francis Gabet, Director of the Olympic Museum International Olympic Committee

I have been impressed by Mather & Co, especially their understanding approach to the design by committee.

Mark Hosea, Project Director York Minster Revealed

As well as a very creative approach to the displays, Mather are strong on visitor facilities, orientation and commercial aspects.

Kevin Moore, Director National Football Museum

“It’s been a pleasure working with the Mather & Co – the team put their heart and soul into creating this leading visitor attraction for visitors from across the world.”

Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive Gretna Green

“Mather & Co understood the vision and used their experience to realise it in creative and varied ways. We are delighted with the results.”

Angela Howe, Museum and Heritage Director. The R&A

“Mather & Co are a very supportive and flexible company; they supported us through all the problems we overcame right up to opening day.”

Sally Reynolds, former CEO Silverstone Interactive Museum

“The team has helped us to make the museum the most beautiful, educational, and truly inspirational in the world.”

Francis Gabet, Former Director of the Olympic Museum International Olympic Committee

“Mather & Co’s vision excited the team from day one and they were a delight to work with – the finished product exceeded my expectations.”

Neil Maclnnes, Head of Library and Information Services. Manchester Central Library