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Mather & Co

Silverstone Interactive Museum
The R&A World Golf Museum
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
About us
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 specialise in masterpanning, 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.

Our services include:

- Masterplanning
- Feasibility studies
- Funding applications
- Content management
- Interpretation plans
- Co-creation
- Conceptualisation
- Exhibition, attraction, and museum design
- Interior Design
- Café, retail, and restaurant design
- AV and Interactive Design
- Branding
- Wayfinding and signage
- Art working
- Illustration
- Animation
- Technical design
- Project management
- Production
- Build and installation

Company background
Chris Mather is the CEO and founder of Mather & Co, which he launched in 1995.

USPs
We like to create powerful stories through our design.

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.
case study: The Mill exhibition at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
Creating a thriving community hub within this internationally significant site...

Mather & Co worked with Historic England and leading architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on the regeneration of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings into a new hub for the local community; a place where people can work, play, learn and live.

This was not going to be a traditional heritage museum project, but a ‘factory of ideas’ designed to communicate the story of the site’s incredible 200-year history to new audiences, who may have never connected with heritage before.

The exhibition is exploratory but split into five general themes: 'Town and Transformation’, which focuses on the development of the site and how it has influenced, transformed and helped develop the town of Shrewsbury over time; 'Engineering and Build', which focuses on how Charles Bage designed this ‘fireproof textile mill’ through experimentation and innovation; ‘People and Process’, which tells of the men, women and children at the flax mill who suffered the harsh working conditions of this early industrial factory, and the experiences and memories of the maltsters and their families after the later conversion into a maltings; 'Adaptation and Change’ explaining how the site has changed to fit with the various uses; and ‘Legacy and Impact’ which details the final transformation and future legacy of the site for local people, businesses and visitors alike.

Visitors are invited to think about the more challenging histories in the interpretation and even vote on particular questions about the site’s connection to Empire, working conditions, climate change, technology, pay, and labour.
case study: Gretna Green Experience
Gretna Green is renowned as the home of runaway marriages, and now visitors can step into the world’s greatest love story at the Gretna Green Experience!

Mather & Co is responsible for all design, management and production of the exhibition and retail area – including repairs to and restoration of the original Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

The Gretna Green Experience showcases the extraordinary love stories of those who wed at Gretna Green. Visitors enter the pages and illustrations of a storybook and watch as it unravels and tells the incredible history of the Famous Blacksmiths Shop. A beautiful, engaging timeline showcases the iconic history of marriage at Gretna Green – dating back to 1200.

In addition to the brand-new experience, visitors will be able to have a wander around the historic rooms of the original Famous Blacksmiths Shop – when weddings aren’t taking place of course.

The Experience allows visitors to get up close to original objects including marriage registers, furniture, and the wedding dress of Dorothy Bell (grandmother of the owner). In the centre of the experience, visitors are immersed in a 360-degree audio-visual film, ‘The Unbreakable Bond’, that brings the history of the site to life around the original anvil.
case study: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
We have worked closely with the All England Lawn Tennis Club for over 15 years to bring world-class visitor experiences to the Wimbledon stadium site. From an immersive museum and tour experience, to designing Debentures and bespoke photo opportunities, we have helped to bring incredible engagement to the site both during and outside of the Championships.

The museum combines unparalleled tennis collections with state-of-the-art exhibition displays and audio-visual presentations. We want visitors to feel like they are at the Championships – using object displays, interactive games and engaging films to immerse people in the energy of the event.

‘The Open Era’ gallery consists five different themes including – Broadcasting Wimbledon, A Year in the Life of a player, Behind the Scenes in the Dressing Rooms, The Rivalries Immersive Show and The Fame Game - with the main overall theme based around rivalries between players.

We have also worked with the All England Tennis Club to theme and brand their Centre Court Debenture facilities and external landscape with graphics, themed object displays and artistic sculptural installations.
Mather & Co video gallery:
Plans for the next 12 months
- Connect with international audiences
- Attend face to face international events
- Build new & strong connections outside of the UK
Key personnel
Chris Mather, CEO
Kim Kherlopian, Managing Director
Paul Lee, Design Director
Key customers
Key decision makers
Sports clubs & stadiums
Charities,councils & trusts
Retail
TV & film industry
Commercial
Visitor attractions
Museums
Exhibitions
Testimonial
“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 at Silverstone Interactive Museum
"It was a real pleasure to work with the Mather & Co team to deliver the new R&A World Golf Museum. They understood the vision and used their experience to realise it in creative and varied ways. We are delighted with the results and, most importantly, the response from visitors has been overwhelmingly positive."
– Angela Howe, Museum & Heritage Director, The R&A
“The Mather & Co 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: news from attractionsmanagement.com
A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has opened to the public.
W5 Science Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has re-opened to the public following a £4.5m redevelopment project which has added a number of new exhibits and galleries.
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, one of the most important buildings of England’s industrial past, is to be restored and redeveloped as a heritage visitor attraction.
Mather and Co. has transformed the entrance to the Chelsea F.C. Museum with an interactive visitor attraction.
A new exhibition exploring the truth behind the Christmas Truce matches of the First World War, as well as the role played by a number of footballers in the conflict, has been designed by Mather & Co.
attractionsmanagement.com NEWS: New visitor attraction for ocean race HQ
Cheshire-based design consultancy, Mather & Co has designed a new visitor attraction at the headquarters of the Volvo Ocean Race in Spain.
Mather & Co: featured in Attractions Management magazine
Interview: Chris Mather
With experiences opening this year celebrating tennis, love, science and the Olympics, Mather & Co is making the most of the post-lockdown boom, finds Magali Robathan
Mather & Co
Tel: 01625 521 128
Chris Mather. CEO
 
Mather & Co video gallery:
Key personnel
Chris Mather, CEO
Kim Kherlopian, Managing Director
Paul Lee, Design Director
Key customers
Key decision makers
Sports clubs & stadiums
Charities,councils & trusts
Retail
TV & film industry
Commercial
Visitor attractions
Museums
Exhibitions
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Mather & Co

Silverstone Interactive Museum
The R&A World Golf Museum
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
About us
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 specialise in masterpanning, 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.

Our services include:

- Masterplanning
- Feasibility studies
- Funding applications
- Content management
- Interpretation plans
- Co-creation
- Conceptualisation
- Exhibition, attraction, and museum design
- Interior Design
- Café, retail, and restaurant design
- AV and Interactive Design
- Branding
- Wayfinding and signage
- Art working
- Illustration
- Animation
- Technical design
- Project management
- Production
- Build and installation

Company background
Chris Mather is the CEO and founder of Mather & Co, which he launched in 1995.

USPs
We like to create powerful stories through our design.

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.
case study: The Mill exhibition at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
Creating a thriving community hub within this internationally significant site...

Mather & Co worked with Historic England and leading architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios on the regeneration of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings into a new hub for the local community; a place where people can work, play, learn and live.

This was not going to be a traditional heritage museum project, but a ‘factory of ideas’ designed to communicate the story of the site’s incredible 200-year history to new audiences, who may have never connected with heritage before.

The exhibition is exploratory but split into five general themes: 'Town and Transformation’, which focuses on the development of the site and how it has influenced, transformed and helped develop the town of Shrewsbury over time; 'Engineering and Build', which focuses on how Charles Bage designed this ‘fireproof textile mill’ through experimentation and innovation; ‘People and Process’, which tells of the men, women and children at the flax mill who suffered the harsh working conditions of this early industrial factory, and the experiences and memories of the maltsters and their families after the later conversion into a maltings; 'Adaptation and Change’ explaining how the site has changed to fit with the various uses; and ‘Legacy and Impact’ which details the final transformation and future legacy of the site for local people, businesses and visitors alike.

Visitors are invited to think about the more challenging histories in the interpretation and even vote on particular questions about the site’s connection to Empire, working conditions, climate change, technology, pay, and labour.
case study: Gretna Green Experience
Gretna Green is renowned as the home of runaway marriages, and now visitors can step into the world’s greatest love story at the Gretna Green Experience!

Mather & Co is responsible for all design, management and production of the exhibition and retail area – including repairs to and restoration of the original Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

The Gretna Green Experience showcases the extraordinary love stories of those who wed at Gretna Green. Visitors enter the pages and illustrations of a storybook and watch as it unravels and tells the incredible history of the Famous Blacksmiths Shop. A beautiful, engaging timeline showcases the iconic history of marriage at Gretna Green – dating back to 1200.

In addition to the brand-new experience, visitors will be able to have a wander around the historic rooms of the original Famous Blacksmiths Shop – when weddings aren’t taking place of course.

The Experience allows visitors to get up close to original objects including marriage registers, furniture, and the wedding dress of Dorothy Bell (grandmother of the owner). In the centre of the experience, visitors are immersed in a 360-degree audio-visual film, ‘The Unbreakable Bond’, that brings the history of the site to life around the original anvil.
case study: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
We have worked closely with the All England Lawn Tennis Club for over 15 years to bring world-class visitor experiences to the Wimbledon stadium site. From an immersive museum and tour experience, to designing Debentures and bespoke photo opportunities, we have helped to bring incredible engagement to the site both during and outside of the Championships.

The museum combines unparalleled tennis collections with state-of-the-art exhibition displays and audio-visual presentations. We want visitors to feel like they are at the Championships – using object displays, interactive games and engaging films to immerse people in the energy of the event.

‘The Open Era’ gallery consists five different themes including – Broadcasting Wimbledon, A Year in the Life of a player, Behind the Scenes in the Dressing Rooms, The Rivalries Immersive Show and The Fame Game - with the main overall theme based around rivalries between players.

We have also worked with the All England Tennis Club to theme and brand their Centre Court Debenture facilities and external landscape with graphics, themed object displays and artistic sculptural installations.
Mather & Co video gallery:
Plans for the next 12 months
- Connect with international audiences
- Attend face to face international events
- Build new & strong connections outside of the UK
Key personnel
Chris Mather, CEO
Kim Kherlopian, Managing Director
Paul Lee, Design Director
Key customers
Key decision makers
Sports clubs & stadiums
Charities,councils & trusts
Retail
TV & film industry
Commercial
Visitor attractions
Museums
Exhibitions
Testimonial
“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 at Silverstone Interactive Museum
"It was a real pleasure to work with the Mather & Co team to deliver the new R&A World Golf Museum. They understood the vision and used their experience to realise it in creative and varied ways. We are delighted with the results and, most importantly, the response from visitors has been overwhelmingly positive."
– Angela Howe, Museum & Heritage Director, The R&A
“The Mather & Co 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: news from attractionsmanagement.com
A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has opened to the public.
W5 Science Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has re-opened to the public following a £4.5m redevelopment project which has added a number of new exhibits and galleries.
Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings, one of the most important buildings of England’s industrial past, is to be restored and redeveloped as a heritage visitor attraction.
Mather and Co. has transformed the entrance to the Chelsea F.C. Museum with an interactive visitor attraction.
A new exhibition exploring the truth behind the Christmas Truce matches of the First World War, as well as the role played by a number of footballers in the conflict, has been designed by Mather & Co.
attractionsmanagement.com NEWS: New visitor attraction for ocean race HQ
Cheshire-based design consultancy, Mather & Co has designed a new visitor attraction at the headquarters of the Volvo Ocean Race in Spain.
Mather & Co: featured in Attractions Management magazine
Interview: Chris Mather
With experiences opening this year celebrating tennis, love, science and the Olympics, Mather & Co is making the most of the post-lockdown boom, finds Magali Robathan
Mather & Co
Tel: 01625 521 128
Chris Mather. CEO
 


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