Heritage interpretation panel by Monty Funk at Dolaucothi Goldmines

Welcome to Monty Funk, a creative design and production company specialising in heritage interpretation.

We design and produce iOS/Android Apps, 'Black-Box' AV presentation systems, audio/video trails, interpretation panels, visitor analysis and control systems.

25 years of

EXPERIENCE

 
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Apps for Heritage Interpretation

iOS, Android and Web Apps

Monty Funk Mobile Apps

Native Apps for iOS and Android.

Monty Funk produces apps designed especially for heritage interpretation.

 

By fully immersing the visitor, the apps capture the imagination through innovative technologies that bring stories to life. Augmented Reality and User Generated Content are key components, ensuring the visitor experience is both engaging and relevant.

 
 
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'Black-Boxes' & AV Presentation Systems

Always engaging visitors

Audio-visual presentation tools

From interactive audio-visual presentation systems and 'black-box' solutions, to adapting old telephones and industrial machinery for heritage interpretation.

 

In fact old style dial-up telephones make the perfect tool for visitors to listen to your oral history, for those who remember them they are reminiscent, for those too young they make for a totally new experience!

Interpretation Panels

Engaging & accessible information

From initial concept & design, through research, copywriting, photography, illustration and mapping, to construction & installation.

 
 
Oral history playback device for National Trust by Monty Funk

Visitor Counters, Analysis & Control

Keeping you in control

Counting visitors in and out - ensuring safe numbers and analysis.

 

Clients & Projects

Some of our clients for interpretation panels, interactive mapping, apps and audio-visual presentation systems.

Click/tap links below for more...

 
National Trust

Dolaucothi Goldmines Castles & Princes Porth y Swnt Dolaucothi Goldmines: The 1930s

Tullie House

iOS/Android App Pullout Map

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Hainault Forest: App Audio Trails Interpretation Panels

Ards Tourism

Andrews-Titanic: Audio Trails Interpretation Panels Pullout Map

Dartmoor National Park

Audio Trails: Haytor Postbridge Bellever Princetown

Royal Museums Greenwich

Podcast Series

Brecon Beacons National Park

Interpretation Panels: Garn Goch Hatterall Hill

Conwy Borough Council

Princes of Gwynedd Audio Trails The Great Orme Audio Trail

Arts Council England

Digital R&D Project: Podcast and Video Series

Liskeard Town Council

Mines, Moors & Minerals Audio Trails

Gwynedd Council

Our Heritage Audio Trails

BBC

Numerous Programmes for Broadcast

Malvern Hills AONB

Geology Interpretation Panels

British Waterways

Droitwich Canal Audio Trail

City of Bath

City of Bath World Heritage Audio Trail

BBC Radio 4
West Malvern CHirch

West Malvern Literary Trail Audio Trail Interpretation Panel

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About Us...

We go back to 1995...

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Heritage interpretation kiosk for National Trust by Monty Funk
Oral history telephone designed by Monty Funk for the National Trust
Oral history playback device by Monty Funk for the National Trust
Montage of heritage interpretation apps developed by Monty Funk

Monty Funk Productions began in 1997 as a production company and studio facilities for the BBC. After more than 1000 programmes made for BBC Radio 4, Radio 3, Radio 2 and The World Service, Monty Funk progressed into audio trails and early podcasting.

This naturally brought us into the heritage interpretation world, where we began producing interpretation panels and interactive displays for the National Trust, among others. This then morphed with our technological roots and we began to redesign old telephones into oral history presentation systems... and this led into iOS & Android app development.

Our offering to the heritage interpretation world now includes: interpretation panel graphic design, illustration, interactive map-making, electronics, black-box design & manufacture and of course, iOS and Android app development.

 

Contact Monty Funk

0121 288 2161

Please do get in touch using the form below if you would like to know more about Monty Funk, our products & services, or if you have a project for which you would like us to tender.

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What People Say

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The support from you and your team has been exceptional throughout the project and made my responsibilities much lighter. Thank you.

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“Excellent from the outset; my colleagues and I were very impressed... We had a tight deadline and they pushed the boat out to help us... Nothing was too much trouble...  They were very focused to ensure that we had the product that we wanted...  I fully recommend them.”

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“We wanted to make a series of podcasts about the industrial heritage of our area and had no idea where to start. Monty Funk were fantastic, managing the entire project plus translations into German, French and Dutch on time and on budget.
 

Monty Funk were extremely helpful, friendly and professional at all times, we are thrilled with the quality of the podcasts and have had great feedback from our customers.”

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“We have worked with Monty Funk Productions on various projects and it is refreshing to come across such a creative team.

 

They combine artistic flair with a conscientious attention to detail.

 

We have felt that our projects were in the ‘safe hands’ of experienced individuals but also in the hands of people who connected with our projects and enriched them”.

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 “Prior to Monty Funk Productions’ delivery of this project, average visitor dwell time was around an hour, or an hour and a half if we were lucky.

 

Now, it’s three and a half hours"

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Steve Thomas
NATIONAL TRUST

Chris Astbury
BATH TOURISM

Vicky Cutts
LISKEARD TIC

Lucy Newton
BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK

Jaqui Kedwood
NATIONAL TRUST