Seamus Heaney HomePlace

Marcon has completed the intricate fit-out of the new exhibition at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy.

The new visitor centre showcases the life and work of the late poet Seamus Heaney bringing together an interactive exhibition using the latest audio visual technology, a 160-seater theatre and performance space, learning zones for children and adults as well as community space.

Our heritage team used the specialist skills of our joinery workshop to create bespoke elements for the new building for Mid Ulster District Council. The new exhibition area is a fully immersive experience detailing the life of Seamus Heaney through the years. The new space consists of audio visual touch screens, interactives, graphics and key artefacts belonging to the famous poet which are on display within stunning showcases.

For a project as unique as this we needed to create spaces that were strikingly different to represent the phases of Heaney’s life so the demands on the fit-out were high with many firsts for us. Prototyping and experimenting were key to a successful on-site delivery and Marcon excelled.


Andrew Todd, Director, Tandem


Mid Ulster Council




8 weeks