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NATIONAL TRUST | SANCTUARY FROM THE TRENCHES

THE BRIEF

As part of the National Trust’s transformation of Dunham Massey into the Stamford Military Hospital, Unity House were commissioned to produce a variety of content. They required this to have the National Trust signature style but also give a unique insight into the property at this time and how people are engaging with it today.

THE WORK

We have worked with the National Trust over several years and have come to understand the expectations of Trust members. The main challenge on ‘Sanctuary’ was applying this style to a broad range of content from a walk-through of the drama scenes taking place in the house and a documentary about the outreach activities to staff and volunteer portraits.

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THE IMPACT

‘Sanctuary From the Trenches’ was immensely successful, trebling visitor numbers in 2015. It also earned Dunham Massey an Art Fund Museum of the Year nomination, narrowly losing out to The Whitworth, Manchester. We’re proud to have been part of such an important project and helped extend its reach. We hope we have created an archive of images that will be used at the second centenary of WWI and the Stamford Military Hospital.

TESTIMONIAL

“We felt that Unity House really captured the essence of the experience at the Stamford Hospital and feedback from those who watched it was really positive. Unity House were very easy to work with and edited the film quickly to ensure we met our tight deadlines.”

JESSICA WEBB,

VISITOR EXPERIENCE OFFICER