Science Museum Group

Jura Consultants was commissioned to lead a multi-disciplinary team to produce a Development Plan for Locomotion, a branch of the National Railway Museum to explore opportunities for future development at the site and provide a sound basis and framework for the task of creating a new masterplan. The study was the result of the museum moving into the management of the Science Museum Group in late 2017 and it assessed Locomotion’s operation and strategic position within the Science Museum Group and the National Railway Museum at York, as well as providing a vision for the future of Locomotion. The Development Plan guided the investment in the site, to create a better experience for visitors, a safe environment for the substantial collection of railway vehicles and a sustainable future for important historic buildings.


Jura Consultants were part of a multi-disciplinary study team commissioned to establish a new vision for Fleet Air Arm aviation museum in the South West of England, part of the National Museums of the Royal Navy. The study was necessitated by practical requirements but offered the opportunity for the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) to reimagine the future of the Museum. Our contribution to the study included utilising our experience in audience and business case development within the cultural heritage sector to develop a deeper understanding of the site as is, as well as exploring potential opportunities for the visitor experience and the future of the site. This included consideration of options for development and functional requirements. The study culminated in the preparation of a new vision which established the core aspirations for the museum and identifies key threads that will allow the vision to be easily understood. The vision will serve to guide future development and operation as an outward-looking, forward thinking institution for the 21st century.


VISIONING STUDY                  

Historic Environment Scotland

Jura Consultants was commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to explore the development potential at Caerlaverock Castle, currently HES’s most popular visitor attraction in its south west Scotland portfolio. The aspiration is to develop Caerlaverock Castle as a headline attraction for Dumfries and Galloway as part of a wider strategic plan to enhance the profile and draw of the region as a visitor destination. Our role was to explore development options for the site and determine a vision for the Castle, establishing a framework for future development. A core aspect of our methodology was a visioning workshop with external stakeholders to explore their aspirations for the site and the role it could play in addressing wider regional development priorities. The event was attended by stakeholders representing a range of interests including local landowners, local council, the natural environment, arts organisations, heritage organisations and local attractions. HES were also involved both participating in the workshop and assisting our study team as facilitators. Encouraging open and creative thinking was fundamental to the workshop’s success. We devised a ranged of interactive group-based activities to inspire and stimulate such discussions. A subsequent workshop was then held with HES staff to discuss the research findings and agree the aspirations and priorities for the site. The results and our recommendations are presented in a Vision Report which will assist HES make strategic decisions regarding Caerlaverock Castle’s development.