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Rocketbox Design | Somerset

NMRN: Diving Deep – HMS Invincible 1744 Exhibition

Museum/Exhibition Interpretation – DIVING DEEP: HMS INVINCIBLE 1744 –


Rocketbox managed all elements of the exhibition interpretation – Design – Branding – Layout – Pod and special feature design – AV – 3D – Artefact mounts – Exhibition transportation.


The characteristics of the commission and the design scheme:

  1. Dramatically enhance the temporary exhibition experience at Chatham Historic Dockyard temporary exhibition space and Portsmouth, National Museum of the Royal Navy.
  2. Provide a dynamic and innovative addition to Chatham and NMRN.
  3. Create as much as possible the secret world of the underwater archaeologist.
  4. Raise the profile of HMS Invincible and the importance it had in our maritime design history.
  5. Make the Diving Deep exhibition an active rather than a passive experience for Chatham and NMRN visitors.

Innovative features:

Skills involved:

  1. Exhibition look & feel design
  2. Exhibition interpretation/layout
  3. Exhibition identity
  4. Exhibition environment – water effect lighting, aroma experience, lighting
  5. Movie projection – storyboarding, editing, technical install of projectors
  6. Object and artefact display – mount making, planning
  7. Exhibition panel design – design, print/install
  8. Interactive pods – sensory pod, including sound activated vibration – diving, sensory pod – Artefacts, How to pack a cannon, Try on a wig, Discover the wreck, Visitor contributed – children’s drawings station, Visitor contributed – feedback station, Navigation aids – speed of ship.
  9. Website design and build
  10. Re-purpose proposal – gallery movement plan
  11. Support
  12. Budget management