A flagship new family discovery zone at RSPB's popular Minsmere Reserve.
New visitor facilities at RSPB Minsmere were designed sensitively, in keeping with their surroundings, which have international biodiversity designations and are within an AONB. Sheils Flynn worked closely with interpretation consultants Outside Studios and a multidisciplinary team to redesign and extend the existing visitor centre, create a new family discovery zone (with a learning building and interactive play area) and re-work the circulation system from arrival - car park - visitor facilities - departure.
The visitor journey is carefully tailored to increase understanding and appreciation of Minsmere's distinctive assets through interpretation and play. The family zone incorporates ideas and elements from the range of habitats and nature experiences found across the reserve.