Jerram Falkus
Project: Natural History Museum
Architect/Designer: Dannatt Johnson 
Project type: Heritage restoration project – supply and install 
Joinery requirements: Renovation of the two story members lounge, including, bench seating, reception desk, integrated book shelf, radiator covers, doors, skirting, vanity unit, waiter station, and coffee points.
Address: Natural History Museum, SW7 5BD


Restoration joinery at the museum

Working on a heritage restoration project with the Natural History Museum (NHM) is one of our most prestigious projects to date. After an intensive tender process we won the contract to renovate their private members lounge – the Anning Room, which have been designed to meet the needs of the museums ever growing number of members.

Members lounge
Door restoration

Clients requirements

This project came in two phases, with the first phase comprising of the restoration of the existing original door arches and additional miscellaneous bespoke joinery items.

The second phase involved the renovation of the two story members lounge, including, bench seating, reception desk, integrated book shelf, radiator covers, eight internal doors, baby changing tray, skirting, two vanity units, two waiter station, kitchen hot/cold pass counter, fire place paneling, framed mirror, and two coffee points.


In total the project spanned 18 months, and involved heavy collaboration with a multitude of subcontractors, which occasionally presented challenges, which we were quickly able to overcome. You can find out more about the process in our recent article – a joiners guide to restoration at the Natural History Museum.

As with any lengthy project, the team worked tirelessly to meet tight deadlines, present bespoke joinery solutions, and satisfy the overall needs of the client. As as a result the client was pleased with the end product and we have been asked to price additional work, and so we look forward to maintaining a continued relation with the museum. 


Take a look for yourself

Joinery gallery

Integrated book case

Integrated bookcase 

Radiator covers

Bespoke radiator covers

Bench seating

Bench seating

Reception desk

Stone Reception desk

Reception desk pedestal

Reception desk pedestal

Waiter station

Kitchen hot/cold pass counter 

Joinery door

Joinery door

Joinery door 2

 Hard Wood Door

Lavatory door

Timber lavatory door

Coffee station

Custom made coffee station

Coffee station 2

Coffee station

Waiter station

Waiter station

Vanity unit 2

Vanity unit

Vanity unit

Vanity unit

Framed mirror

Timber framed mirror

We hope you enjoyed reading about this  heritage restoration project and if you too are in need of any commercial bespoke joinery or restoration joinery, get in touch today. 

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