The ideal partner in the creation of extraordinary experiences


We have the creative power to tell your story in a new way.

Real Studios is a leading UK-based design practice. From entire museums to compelling cultural experiences and interior spaces, our visionary skills create stunning concepts and transform them into inspiring reality.

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Led by our multi-talented directors, Alistair McCaw and Yvonne Golds, we pride ourselves on forging close and harmonious relationships with our clients and staying true to their vision with ingenuity, practicality, commercial sense and aesthetic integrity.

At the heart of each project is a rigorous understanding, followed by intelligent thinking. We take your brief to places you never imagined, interpreting and visualising your narrative in a way that enthrals and connects.

Established in 1998, we have been producing award-winning results for over 20 years.

Our services


  • Feasibility studies

  • Interpretive masterplanning

  • Content development

  • Designs for funding applications

  • Audience engagement

  • Research

  • Full exhibition design

  • Full design team management

  • Contract administration

  • Procurement planning

  • Design and build

  • Principal designer

"The Museum team is thrilled with the outcome, and overwhelmed by the fantastic feedback from existing and new audiences."

Jon Clatworthy, Director Lapworth Museum of Geology

Museums, galleries & visitor centres

"Gripping" - The Guardian

"Colossal" - The Telegraph

Cosmonauts, Science Museum 

Temporary & touring exhibitions 

"Real Studios' museum design experience, combined with a willingness to embrace and pioneer new interpretation approaches, has made them an ideal partner."

Kevin Sumption, Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, National Maritime Museum

Interpretive masterplanning

"Real Studios has done an incredible job of creating a luxurious, welcoming space that we really enjoy using for all our events"

Camille Waxer, One Canada Square, Marketing Suite, Canary Wharf Group

Interior spaces

"We immerse ourselves completely in the project" 

Yvonne Golds, Creative Director, Real Studios

About our team

We have the skills and passion you need.


Our experienced directors personally oversee every project, tailoring a dedicated team and matching our multi-disciplinary expertise to your brief.


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Passionate about realising the potential of your project, our in-house team will work in harmony with you from concept to final installation to ensure results that go far beyond your expectations.

Our creativity is perfectly balanced by strong project management skills and stringent procedures. From the smallest projects to multi-million pound schemes, every job is delivered on time, on budget and to the same exacting quality.

We are not currently recruiting, however we are always interested in new people so please email your portfolio and CV to and we will get back to you when a position is available.

Our directors
Alistair McCaw
Founder and Director
Yvonne Golds
Founder and Director
Mike Hawkes
Associate Director
Some of our clients
Contact us

75 Oglander Road

London, SE15 4DD

tel: +44 (0)7928 890593


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