Museums

In today’s fast-changing world, museums are evolving spaces. We understand how to create museum experiences that innovate and adapt, engaging audiences with their full emotional and narrative potential. From entire museum buildings to compelling immersive experiences and cutting-edge interactive exhibits, our leading museum design practice has it covered. We deliver impactful story-driven concepts that spark wonder, inform, and resonate with modern audiences. We are proud of our work with many of the world’s leading museums, and the lasting memories we have created for their visitors.

  1. Feasibility studies
  2. Interpretive masterplanning
  3. Research
  4. Concept design and visualisation
  5. Content development
  6. Lighting, Audio, Video, Network Design
  7. Interactive technologies
  8. Designs for funding applications
  9. Immersive experiences
  10. Design and build
  11. Upgrades and extensions

Cultural attractions

People have unlimited choices on how they spend their free time, and expectations have never been higher. We help cultural attractions become destinations of choice, creating environments that educate and entertain. 

We do this by using our remarkable set of tools and techniques, which all serve a single, ultimate purpose: telling stories that engage. Whether real, imagined or brand-driven, stories attract visitors. We tell them better than anyone.

  1. Feasibility studies
  2. Interpretive masterplanning
  3. Research
  4. Concept design and visualisation
  5. Content development
  6. Lighting, Audio, Video, Network Design
  7. Interactive technologies
  8. Designs for funding applications
  9. Immersive experiences
  10. Design and build
  11. Upgrades and extensions

Heritage sites

Working sensitively with special places and unique spaces, we bring their stories vividly to life. Whether it’s a creative renewal for existing site interpretation, or a brand new visitor offer, each site has its own bespoke requirements. 

We use imaginative storytelling and immersive exhibits to celebrate heritage and create deeply moving experiences without gimmicks. Our multisensory designs draw visitors in, helping them to connect intellectually and emotionally with the site’s history. The many accolades Sarner has received from the heritage sector speak for themselves: we believe in giving the past a future.

  1. Feasibility studies
  2. Interpretive masterplanning
  3. Research
  4. Concept design and visualisation
  5. Content development
  6. Lighting, Audio, Video, Network Design
  7. Interactive technologies
  8. Designs for funding applications
  9. Immersive experiences
  10. Design and build
  11. Upgrades and extensions

Temporary and touring exhibitions

A temporary exhibition must have impact – it has to stand out from the crowd, drive repeat visitation and tell a fresh story, all during a limited time frame. We know what it takes to achieve this. Working closely with your in-house teams, we keep the narrative first as we design, produce and install displays that become visitor magnets.

We draw on decades of experience working around the world to create robust, user-friendly touring exhibitions. We combine creativity, technical know-how and practical insight to produce exhibits that go the distance, and exceed expectations every time.

  1. Feasibility studies
  2. Research
  3. Concept design and visualisation
  4. Content development
  5. Lighting, Audio, Video, Network Design
  6. Interactive technologies
  7. Immersive experiences
  8. Design and build
  9. Management, sales & operation

For over fifty years, Sarner's masterful storytellers have helped world-renowned cultural institutions and museums captivate hearts and fascinate minds.

Awards

Recognized as one of the world’s most prominent museum and cultural attractions design firms

2019
TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Museum Upgrade
TEA
2018
TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Heritage Visitor Center
TEA
2013
The International Award Winner: Best Design
Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence
'Sarner took our brief and literally ran with it, creating a mesmerising tour through the history of the Cittadella which puts the visitors right there at the heart of it all.'
John Cremona Project Leader, Ministry for Gozo