Music at the Mote – National Trust

Ightam Mote dates back to the 1340s and is one of the oldest surviving manor houses in England. It has seen many important owners and visitors over the past 700 years and music has been a common theme throughout. In the days before recorded music and radio, entertainment was all about live musicians, players and artists. The National Trust wanted to relive some of those magical moments with gentle background music playing in some of the rooms each representing different eras. Ashdown AV were approached and we designed and programmed high-quality audio systems which are battery-powered so do not require cabling in the Grade 1 listed building. Very simple to operate with only 4 buttons, the units sense movement in the room and only play the designated music tracks, fading them out when people have left.