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  • PLB Exhibit at 2016 MA Conference Glasgow 7th & 8th November
    You can visit us at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre on 7th & 8th November at stand 41...

    Posted 7th November 2016

  • PLB Exhibit at 2015 MA Conference
    Keep an eye for us at the Museums Association Conference in Birmingham this year...

    Posted 12th August 2015

  • Icons and iPads
    We’re delighted to announce the winner of our 2013 MA Conference stand ’Icons’ competition...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • Former Glory
    Huge congratulations to our clients, Wentworth Castle & Stainsborough Park Heritage Trust on the opening of their newly refurbished Victorian Conservatory...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • Going underground...
    Image Copyright NCMME   We’ve been working with The National Coal Mining Museum for England to develop the graphic design for their temporary exhibition, featuring the work of former Bevin Boy and artist Martin Hill...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • Who's Who?
      PLB have been working with the National Media Museum to design their new temporary exhibition Doctor Who and Me: 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • And so there came about a town called Lynn
    We’re currently developing a Round 2 HLF bid to revitalise King’s Lynn Town Hall and Gaol House, revealing hundreds of years of the town’s history through its archives and objects...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • Power of place
      The Monastery in Manchester is a great example of the potential heritage sites have to excite, inspire and change lives...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • A bed fit for a King
      Working with English Heritage, we’re creating interpretation and wayfinding for one of England’s grandest stately homes, Audley End in Essex...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • PLB's Christmas gift
    This year at PLB, some of us decided that instead of an office Secret Santa we’d be Santa to someone else...

    Posted 13th December 2013

  • PLB to help unlock eight centuries of King's Lynn history
    Heritage and design consultancy, PLB, has secured a contract to revitalise the Town Hall and Gaol House of King’s Lynn revealing hundreds of years of the town’s history through its archives and objects...

    Posted 20th September 2013

  • HLF funding success for Fusilier Museum development project
      The Fusilier Museum in Bury has secured a grant of £815,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ‘Onwards and Upwards’ project...

    Posted 21st August 2013

  • £4M Heritage Lottery Fund boost will see Northamptonshire heritage site open to the public
    Northamptonshire County Council is preparing to bring to life thousands of years of Northamptonshire’s archaeology and heritage and make it accessible to the public, thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) boost and support from heritage design consultancy, PLB...

    Posted 19th August 2013

  • PLB Newsletter May 2013
    To view PLB’s May 2013 Newsletter please click here  ...

    Posted 29th May 2013

  • Celebrating sustainability
    We’re fresh back from this year’s Museums and Heritage Show at Olympia and the awards which took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London...

    Posted 21st May 2013

  • Lottery bid success
    Huge congratulations to our clients, Herefordshire County Council and their partners, and Milton Keynes Council and partners who have recently been successful with Heritage Lottery Fund awards...

    Posted 20th May 2013

  • Broadening military horizons
    Over the past couple of months, we have been exploring the potential for two military museums to broaden their audiences through the development of Activity Plans to support their Round 2 HLF bids...

    Posted 20th May 2013

  • For the love of football
      A project which would combine our passion for heritage and our love of the beautiful game was the dream job for the PLB team...

    Posted 20th May 2013

  • Inside and out at Wentworth Castle
      We are thrilled to be working with Wentworth Castle & Stainborough Park Heritage Trust as part of the ongoing regeneration project to both restore and revive the only Grade 1 listed parkland and garden in South Yorkshire...

    Posted 20th May 2013

  • Bollywood celebrations
      Working with the National Media Museum, we have developed a new temporary exhibition Bollywood Icons: 100 Years of Indian Cinema...

    Posted 20th May 2013

  • Last call for sustainability project 'Cream of the Crop'
    Museums and heritage projects have just days left to enter the industry awards which will give national exposure to sustainability excellence, advises North Yorkshire-based heritage design consultancy PLB...

    Posted 6th February 2013

  • Prince Charles re-opens PLB restoration project
    Jamie McCall, Creative Director, PLB hears HRH Prince Charles' views on The Florrie project   A Liverpool heritage interpretation project delivered by Malton firm, PLB, has been officially re-opened this week by the Prince of Wales...

    Posted 25th January 2013

  • PLB's Review of the Year 2012
    To view PLB's Review of the Year 2012 please click here  ...

    Posted 11th January 2013

  • PLB helps deliver one of the countrys greenest museums
    A former monastery and Grade 1 Listed Building, which has undergone a number of transformations over its 900-year history, has been restored and refurbished as one of the country’s greenest museums...

    Posted 10th December 2012

  • PLB and purcell land brief to care for London icon
      Malton-based heritage design consultancy PLB is embarking on a project that will safeguard the cultural significance of one of London’s highest profile landmarks...

    Posted 10th December 2012

  • Dickensian christmas celebrations for PLB
    Charles Dickens’ only surviving London home has been brought to life and opens to the public in time for Christmas, following interpretive work carried out by PLB...

    Posted 10th December 2012

  • Chester farm development takes a step forward
    We’re delighted to announce that the Chester Farm project we have been working on with Northamptonshire County Council has just been successful in securing a grant of £135,800 development funding...

    Posted 25th October 2012

  • Mentoring Achievements
    We have been continuing our mentoring support for museums in Yorkshire providing interpretive planning and audience development guidance for a wide range of sites...

    Posted 25th October 2012

  • Museum Practice seminars at Museums Association Conference, 9 November 2012
    Sarah Oswald will present a workshop/seminar at the MA Conference in partnership with Karen Brookfield, Deputy Director for strategy and business development at HLF and Reach Further on ‘Exploring the potential of online communities’...

    Posted 25th October 2012

  • Delivering one of the country’s greenest museums
    Prittlewell Priory in Southend-on-Sea is a former medieval monastery with a fascinating history spanning nine centuries...

    Posted 25th October 2012

  • Consultation underway to help unearth hidden gem in Ledburys history
    Heritage design consultancy, PLB, is leading on-going public consultations as part of a scheme which will reveal and revitalise a medieval building in the heart of a wider regeneration scheme in the historic town of Ledbury...

    Posted 4th September 2012

  • Reinvention of unique London heritage destination revealed
    One of London’s most distinctive and historic landscapes, Forty Hall & Estate, has been restored and has launched its new brand identity to help position the 17th Century house firmly in the 21st Century...

    Posted 26th June 2012

  • PLB celebrate with winners of the first Sustainability Awards at M & H Show
    The Garden Museum in London and National Museums Liverpool are celebrating scooping the first ever Sustainability Award at the M&H Show 2012...

    Posted 18th May 2012

  • New Heritage Centre for the Heartbeat of South Liverpool
    Heritage and design consultancy, PLB, has helped return a slice of history to its South Liverpool community as part of the £6...

    Posted 24th April 2012

  • PLB sponsors new sustainability award
    We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of a new Award category at this year's Museums & Heritage Awards...

    Posted 27th January 2012

  • PLB's Review of the Year 2011
    To view PLB's Review of the Year 2011 please click here  ...

    Posted 16th January 2012

  • PLB's designs named as best signage of 2011!
    We're delighted to see that our designs for welcome, orientation and interpretive signage for Durham Heritage Coast have been declared some of the best examples of signage fitting its environment...

    Posted 3rd January 2012

  • HLF success for our clients at Bentley Park, Doncaster
    We are pleased to announce that our clients, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, have been awarded funding by HLF for the revitalisation of Bentley Park...

    Posted 3rd January 2012

  • Royal seal of approval for PLB designs!
    Windsor and Royal Borough Museum was formally opened by HRH The Queen on Friday 9th December and PLB's Creative Director, Jamie McCall was there to meet her...

    Posted 3rd January 2012

  • Local firm's heritage expertise to boost region's museums
    North Yorkshire heritage design company PLB Ltd has been selected to help the region’s museums increase visitor numbers and enhance community engagement...

    Posted 30th November 2011

  • PLB leads the way in sector best practice
    PLB is passionate about heritage and about giving the best to our sector...

    Posted 13th September 2011

  • Green Design Initiative Launched at M&H Show 2011
    This year’s Museums & Heritage Show saw the launch of our Green Design Initiative which aims to embed sustainability within the exhibition design process...

    Posted 2nd June 2011

  • Design & Interpretation that won't cost the earth!
    PLB and Greener Museums are co-curating this year's M&H Show design and interpretation seminars on the 11th and 12th May...

    Posted 4th April 2011

  • PLB supporting Norwich Castle partnership with British Museum
    Interpretive design company PLB has been working closely with Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service to develop an exciting new vision for Norwich Castle...

    Posted 14th March 2011

  • PLB's Review of the Year 2010
    To view PLB's Review of the Year 2010 please click here  ...

    Posted 14th March 2011

  • Telling Stockton's Stories
    Interpretive design company PLB has been awarded the exhibition design contract for Preston Hall Museum, Stockton-on-Tees...

    Posted 14th March 2011

  • PLB returns to M&H Show on 12th and 13th May 2010
    After a few years absence, we are delighted to be returning with a stand to the Museums & Heritage Show at Earls Court, London, on 12th and 13th May...

    Posted 6th May 2010

  • Castle Howard Conservation Management Plan achieves National Award
    PLB Consulting Ltd is delighted to announce that the Castle Howard Conservation Management Plan and Development Framework has been awarded the Royal Town Planning Institute's Heritage Award 2009 at a national ceremony in London on 4th February 2010...

    Posted 12th February 2010

  • Getting to the Roots of Rural Regeneration
    Sarah Oswald recently presented a Delegate Paper to the Association for Heritage Interpretation's Annual Conference in Cardiff...

    Posted 28th September 2009

  • British Cultural Connections Conference
    PLB were pleased to sponser the British Cultural Connections Conference in Manchester on 2nd September 2009...

    Posted 7th September 2009

  • Castle Howard Project In-line for Award
    PLB are delighted to announce that the Castle Howard Estate Conservation Management Plan and Development Framework is one of only two North East projects shortlisted by the Royal Town Planning Institute for their national planning awards as an example of good practice...

    Posted 10th August 2009

  • Bovington Tank Museum Newsletter Special!
    Issue 11 ...

    Posted 9th June 2009

  • Download Archived Newsletters
    Spring/Summer 2008 Autumn/Winter 2007 Spring/Summer 2007 Autumn/Winter 2006...

    Posted 8th June 2009

  • Carolyn Lloyd Brown
    Following eighteen years at the helm of PLB, Carolyn Lloyd Brown has stepped down as Managing Director...

    Posted 5th January 2009

  • New Horizons
    After more than a decade with PLB Consulting Ltd, during which time the company has grown into one of the most respected heritage and tourism consultancies in the UK, Simon Woodward has decided to focus on his research, teaching and overseas interests...

    Posted 14th October 2008

  • PLB is People's History Champion
    Dedicated to the ‘extraordinary story of ordinary people’, the People’s History Museum in Manchester secured a Stage One Pass earlier this year, which earmarks Heritage Lottery Funding of £7 million to support their ‘One Site’ proposal...

    Posted 8th January 2007

  • " Byron was a bit naughty!" 2006 LitHouses Conference
    Literary houses face unique challenges in the interpretation of their sites and collections...

    Posted 20th November 2006

  • Telling the tale of textiles
    We have recently been appointed by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester to redesign the ‘Finishing Platform’ of the Textiles Gallery, which tells the fascinating story of Manchester, the 19th century textile capital of the world, from early cottage-based industries, to the science of 21st Century technical fabrics and their surprising variety of uses...

    Posted 3rd November 2006

  • Bringing 3000 years of history to life at Flag Fen
    We are helping the Trustees at Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre, Peterborough to plan for the site’s future development, with conservation management, access and audience development plans, funded by an HLF Project Planning Grant...

    Posted 3rd November 2006

  • Chedham's Yard - Restoration Village Winner
    Fans of BBC2’s first series of Restoration will no doubt have followed Restoration Village...

    Posted 29th October 2006


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