All the exhibits that you see in these galleries are in 6mm scale, 1/300th is it’s older term, another term is ‘epic scale’. Basically 1mm = 1 ft.
This is a great scale for doing really large area exhibits. In this epic scale we can capture almost an aerial view, the topography, the river bends, the roads and tracks, whole street layouts and buildings, hedges and even mountains. The visual effect and the impact of this scale can be visually stunning. The big picture sets the scene.
All the buildings, boats, walls, hedges, trees etc were built by us from scratch. We were given historically accurate details of the period architecture, including around 15 churches, abbeys and a cathedral. A scale ordnance survey map was superimposed over the earliest hand drawn medieval maps available. With this, we were able to create the most accurate model city possible, with the streets, walls and key buildings exactly where they would have been. Because the OS maps had the topographic measurements we were also able to show all the heights and slopes including a piece of cliff face surmounted by a tower and wall that stands today.
Surprisingly at this scale we were able to show some quite intimate details. Including a tiny little man being chased through a field by a tiny little woman waving her fist. It had been suggested that the man was a certain museum director, and the lady, his good wife. The reason for this drama we leave to the viewer! To see it, we recommend you visit the museum yourself.