Imperial War Museum Limestone Memorial Plaque

A transformed Imperial War Museum London opened its doors in July 2014 after being closed for 6 months to undergo a £40m refurbishment project. The re-opening has been timed to coincide with the centenary of the First World War.

Stone Sign Company are proud to have been commissioned to produce a new Nabresina Limestone plaque to commemorate the refurbishment and re-hang a plaque which originally hung in the building when it was still the Bedlam Hospital and has been in storage off-site since the 1960's. Nabresina Limestone is a popular choice for memorials because of its pale natural hues, it doesn’t have the grandness associated a shiny white marble but has more of a rough, natural, peaceful feel to it. The commemorative plaque we completed for the imperial war museum had a black enamel inlay to the engraved inscription to make the plaque easily legible, and we chose a font type that matched the original plaque.

A team of Stone Sign Co. fitters attended site in June to hang the two plaques, as the older one is considered a museum piece this was hung using a stainless-steel frame designed by us so that no drilling to the stone was necessary.

The official opening was attended by Prince William, the Prime Minister David Cameron and Viscount Rothermere, Chairman of the IWM Foundation who is named on our new plaque along with his Great-Grandfather who donated the site to the museum in 1936.

We have enjoyed working with the IWM team and wish them all the very best for future success.

If you would like to see more information about our memorial and natural stone plaques, you can see the options and images of other similar projects here.


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