Design, manufacture and installation of museum wayfinding signage

Reade Signs provides the perfect blend of creativity, experience and expertise to help improve your visitor experience. 

We work collaboratively with a range of specialists, including wayfinding consultants, brand experts, curators, project managers and visitor service professionals to design, manufacture and install wayfinding signage for museums and heritage sites.

Your guide to providing a great visitor experience with museum wayfinding  |  Find out about our work with the V&A


Our musuem wayfinding solutions include...

  • Advice on technical plans and lead times
  • Experience of materials for external and internal environments
  • Meticulous planning
  • Manufacture at our Hampshire factory
  • Site visits – pre and post-installation 
  • Seamless install 
  • Materials that are high quality and sustainable 
  • Processes that combine traditional and state-of-the art techniques
Health and Safety

Health and Safety

A key aspect of our work is our approach to health and safety and we take this very seriously. To demonstrate our commitment, we employ a specialist health and safety consultant and undertake accreditation and regular training relevant to our industry for your peace of mind.

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Improve your visitor experience

Great museum wayfinding signage can help you:

  • Encourage exploration
  • Engage visitors
  • Increase dwell time
  • Improve accessibility 

Some of our wayfinding clients

Frequently asked questions

Museum Wayfinding


Can you explain the project process?
Every project is different and requires a fresh approach and forward-thinking solution. Following the initial briefing and site visit, we develop the concept, conduct a site and technical survey, design and prototype the signage. When it’s ready, we supply proof for approval before manufacture in-house. We carefully mark out each site and our team install the signage in position. We can also maintain and refresh signage at any point in its life.

Do you work with museum wayfinding consultants?
Yes, we often collaborate with wayfinding consultants and designers. We provide technical advice to bring designs to life.


Which museums have you worked with? 

Most recently we have completed a project to manufacture and install 400 directional signs at the V&A. The new system helps guide visitors through its vast 145 galleries, inviting them to explore the lesser-known parts of the museum collection. We’ve also worked with the National Trust, The Crystal and SeaCity Museum.

 Is your museum wayfinding signage suitable for the visually impaired?

Yes – we can incorporate elements like over-sized text, colour coding and braille for the visually impaired in public and private sector environments.

Have you won any awards for wayfinding?
Our project for Here East with dn&co was awarded a Merit Award in the prestigious SEGD Global Design Awards 2018 for wayfinding.


Does Reade Signs provide project management?
Yes, we provide full project management to liaise with suppliers and stakeholders on your behalf. We take the project management headache away. We listen, understand, create and implement bespoke wayfinding programmes that lead people through a building or open space.

Can wayfinding support my museum or historic site branding?

Yes, intelligent wayfinding can reinforce a brand. Signage plays a fundamental role in translating a brand and connecting people to the built environment. Finger posts, beautiful finials, materials that reflect the surroundings and careful colour matching for brand consistency on different materials all help to make wayfinding an intrinsic part of the overall brand within the building or site.

Reade Signs - accreditations

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