Alice in Winterland

Alice in Winterland Christmas lantern experience fills 12 acres of Southwark Park, London. Unusual created the concept, designed and delivered the project for Golden Tours together with Agosin and Continental Drifts. It features over 160 lanterns with slides, interactives & video installations. Character design is by Stuart Wescombe.

Alice Lanterns

Visiting the factory in China where the Alice lantern characters were created. Our designs were scaled up, some to 5m tall. Their artists create a steel frame over which they stretch coloured silks. Oh, and they also make the odd dinosaur!

Dragon Quest

Unusual have just created a complete upgrade to Dragon Quest at Alnwick Castle. Our team brought in a new story lead by recorded actors interacting with visitors in fantatsic new scenes featuring knights, witches, lava, mazes, haunted woods and a mighty dragon that rears up to stunning effect.

BBC Doctor Who

The team at Unusual were behind the design, creation and roll-out of the popular touring Doctor Who Exhibitions under license from BBC Worldwide. These ran for five years and worked as JV’s with major museums and science centres at 14 venues throughout the UK, attracting over 2.1M visitors. Displays featured costumes, props, interactive creatures and some spectacular battling Daleks!

One Small Step

One Small Step was developed, designed and created by us for two science centre exhibitions. Spaceport in Liverpool and Dundee science centre. It featured a mix or real space artifacts and models of spacecraft and landers. Mat Irvine, the BBC’s former space expert wrote and advised on the project for us.

Jurassic Karts

Unusual transformed a dated ride into an amazing Jurassic Experience at the Needles in the Isle of Wight. Using a unique technique our creative team were able to create this rocky landscape mixing 2D imagery, 3D rocks, creatures and real planting in less than two weeks. It even has it’s own 4m high Volcano complete with flame lights, booming sounds and smoke FX.

BBC Coast

The Unsual team were responsible for creating the popular BBC Coast Exhibitions. One featured a re-working of a famous fin whale skeleton – see the before and after examples. We also added a hydralulic powered shaking floor to depict erosion. It was hosted by TV’s Dick Strawbridge.

Land’s End

Heritage GB, the owners of Land’s End and John O’Groats (amongst other attractions) asked us to devise a new attraction for Land’s End. Featuring Brian Blessed we designed and created Arthur’s Quest a great walk through, interactive family experience. Visitors cross rope bridges above raging fire, get lost in forest mirror mazes and encounter a dreadful dragon.