Nicola Bell


North East


Consultations: communities and schools

Audience development


Visitor studies

Case study research




Creating great experiences for people in cultural and natural heritage places.

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Archaeology, archives, churches, creative arts, historic houses, industrial heritage, landscapes, libraries, museums, music, schools, theatres, villages, wildlife – I have worked with organisations in all these areas to help them provide great heritage and learning experiences for people of all ages.

The focus is on finding out what people think before, during and after a project or activity using creative, accessible and participatory research and evaluation methods.  This helps organisations develop and deliver high quality, relevant experiences and to attract new audiences for heritage. Case study research and evaluation reports provide robust evidence for future planning and to support further grant applications.  I also provide training in consultation and evaluation skills for staff and volunteers to increase their skills and capacity.

As for the logo: the coble (the traditional North East fishing boat) is an object that can take us on a voyage of discovery. The leaves and hills are for the natural environment, and the omega, with the red dots as found in the Lindisfarne Gospels, represents people’s creativity.

Current and recent clients include:

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford; Canny Chanters Chopwell Arts; Durham Cathedral; Heritage Centre, Bellingham; Historic England, Heritage Schools programme; Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust; National Trust; Newcastle Diocese; Northumberland Archives; Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust.




Nicola Bell

T: 01830 540350

M: 079000 75752

E: [email protected]


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