Chirk Castle


At Chirk Castle the National Trust wanted to refresh the way that information was conveyed to visitors about its history in the early 20th Century.

Chirk Castle was occupied in the early 20th Century by the De Walden family, it was decided to portray as much of the life and times of Howard de Walden as possible. He was a man of many talents and interests, a fun loving philanthropist.

Project Synopsis for the National Trust property Chirk Castle

He wrote pantomimes for his family to perform, took photographs, a film, knew artists and musicians, businessmen and royalty.

The interpretation we produced included dressing-up costumes based around the characters from one of his pantomimes, making a home movie combining photographs and film with an especially composed period soundtrack, and designing and implementing QR Codes, so visitors can scan with their own mobile devices, or use I-Pads which we configured for Chirk Castle which can be used by volunteers and visitors alike.

It has been hailed as a resounding success.


Chirk Castle

There is something for everyone…. the teenagers enjoyed themselves playing with the iPads… I popped my head round the servants’ room door several times and always found the seats full of the family gazing at the screen with rapt attention…”