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Holborne Museum ‘Ghosts in the Garden’ interactive props

Interactive props connect past with present


Our interactive props for Sydney Gardens and the Ghosts in the Garden project, devised by Splash and Ripple, are soon to be decommissioned as the year-long event draws to a close. Visitors take a Georgian ‘listening device’ with them as they wander through the grounds. The device picks up the voices of historical Georgian ‘ghosts’, who describe events and facts about the Garden’s past and heritage. There is still a week left to visit the Holborne Museum in Bath and enjoy the experience.


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The interactive prop boxes were handpainted to a strikingly realistic aged-mahogany finish by our props department, and dressed with clockwork gadgetry and sprocket work to create the effect of a ticking, whirring machine. To play the ghostly voices, each prop contained a Minirig, a portable, rechargeable speaker made in Bristol. More details on the interactive props can be found on the relevant project page, here.



Amalgam’s prop makers have been involved in many engaging projects over the years; the highlights include Goo Games Cadbury’s Creme Egg commercials and the Thinking Cap Dispenser for ‘Wallace and Gromit Present a World of Cracking Ideas’ interactive exhibition. Our workshop is well equipped to scuplt, cast, CNC, 3D print and in any way fabricate props in a range of materials for a range of applications. Head to Our Work to see some of the other projects we’ve been involved with.

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