New Forest Remembers

Design / Exhibition / Interpretation / Maps

As part of The New Forest Remembers project, from February to May 2016 The New Forest National Park Authority are showing a temporary exhibition at the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst.

A commemorative project telling the stories of local people and landmarks within the forest during the First World War. The show gathered information and artefacts from a variety of stakeholders and organisations as well as oral histories and drawing on personal collections of family members of those lost during the war.

Working with the Interpretation and Project Officer at the NFNPA who collated and provided the contents, we designed 14 panels in total, all of which sat within the parent brand of the New Forest NPA. Overall, the identity of the panels worked as one and sat in harmony with each other despite representing different groups and subjects.

Each panel included a QR code that linked them to the online NFR portal, where they could find out more information on the particular case studies and subjects. There were also a couple of digital stands where visitors could access the portal within the exhibition.

Once the exhibit ends at the New Forest Centre, it will then tour around the National Park for the remainder of the year to be seen at various locations such as libraries and information centres. You can visit the New Forest’s website to find out more information on where it will stop next.


“Working with The Way Design was a truly joint creative process. Bringing together our content, aims and objectives with their vision and design has delivered a first class exhibition. The designers at The Way Design became part of the exhibition team and worked with us throughout the production phase.”
– Gareth Owen, Interpretation and Project Officer NFNPA


“An excellent exhibition which could be used in many ways. I look forward to seeing it across Hampshire. Very informative and well worth the visit.”
“Excellently displayed with wonderful descriptions and photos. Very moving.”
–Extracts from the visitor book.