Wishes, dreams and banking – A National Trust timeline

We have recently installed a new interpretative timeline at Stourhead a National Trust property in Somerset. Stourhead is a property rich with history going back to the Doomsday Book. The stunning property was made possible by the wealth of Hoare's Bank - so banking and money has always been at the heart of the amazing house and gardens.

We leapt on this insight and created a timeline with farthings running throughout the peace. We also installed a "money tree", this is a fun installation that kids and the young at heart can get involved in by banging a coin into the bark and making a wish, much like a wishing well. It stands at the entrance to the property so it is the first thing that people will see and is in a spot where people will congregate and wait for friends - now they have something to keep themselves busy with.

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

Made out of solid oak, with illustrations laser etched into them. The oak is untreated and will fade to a beautiful grey while the coins will go a nice green. We can't wait to go back and take a look once it's weathered in.

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline

National Trust timeline