Bunbury Mine New Zealand, Pepper's Ghost - Mental Media

Banbury Mine

Normal museum environments control temperature, humidity and dust are kept within tight tolerances and we don’t normally need to dig drainage ditches around AV equipment, but the Banbury Mine in New Zealand was one notable exception.

Located hundreds of feet underground in an old coal mine, Banbury presented a unique set of challenges. We installed a life sized Pepper’s Ghost exhibit and a 20 channel interactive soundscape with lighting effects in the mine, to supplement guided tours.

Monitors and other AV equipment were sourced with weatherproof outdoor housings to ensure the equipment would survive the harsh environment. To ensure historically accurate accents for the characters, recording and filming was done using our production contacts in the UK with post-production taking place in Australia.