Built in 1871, Lomas Cottage is situated centrally in the colonial heritage settlement. Rottnest Island Authority (RIA), engaged Creative Spaces to revitalise this key heritage site.
We worked with the RIA Heritage Team and a range of specialist contractors to renew the two-room cottage as a ‘mini museum’ for children up to 14 years of age – a cohort previously uncatered for in the Island’s heritage experience offerings. As the cottage is located centrally with easy access to amenities, the vision was to create an enchanting space that supplements the existing activity of visitors and enhances the way the cottage is used as a resting, reflection and play point for children and their carers.
We drew on our expertise to design the overall experience, from the custom ‘playhouse’ through to interactives, graphics, lighting and furniture.
We were approached to complete this project after working on the award-winning Wadjemup Museum.