About the Qualia Name

Qualia is defined as subjective experiences, "the ways things seem to us" and the "ineffable" quality of our sensations. It is the perfect name for a company that creates new interior spaces and visitor experiences that are engaging, meaningful and accessible.

Company Background  

Qualia Limited was formed in 2009. The company has developed an excellent reputation for creating place-specific designs, public engagement and interactivity. Qualia has also worked on many listed buildings, scheduled ancient monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Reflecting on the company's founding principles and core values today, it is safe to say that Qualia is:

Philosophical - offering a tangential, challenging and thoughtful approach that always delivers the unexpected.

Creative - projects are always delivered from a platform of new ideas, divergent thinking and playful experimentation.

Reflective - all ideas are evaluated and reflected on meaningfully as a means of finding the most appropriate solutions possible.

Conscientious - some companies are creative, some are well managed. Qualia has the rare distinction of being both.

Qualia is run by Richard Mathers MA, its founder and Director.

  • Cooperation and group challenges
  • Interactivity making learning fun
  • Inspire curiosity through play and collaboration
  • Valence House

Recent clients include:

  • Magna Science and Discovery Centre, Rotherham 
  • The Foundling Museum, London
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Restoration People, York
  • Blackburn Cathedral
  • The RNLI Lifeboats Charity, Poole
  • Cartwright Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Bradford
  • Tullie House Museum, Carlisle
  • Paragon Creative PLC
  • Whitby Museums Trust
  • The Elsecar Heritage Centre
  • L&R Consulting LLP
  • The Heritage Angel Limited
  • Merlin Arts
  • The Discovery Museum, Newcastle

  • English Heritage
  • Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust
  • South Yorkshire Air Museum 
  • Holland and Brown Conservation Architects
  • The National Trust for England
  • The W5 Discovery Centre, Belfast
  • The Friends of York Walls Trust
  • Brennan Design LLP
  • The Children's Museum, Barbados
  • The Castle Museum, York
  • The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
  • Bar Convent Museum, York
  • Cod Steaks Limited
  • Eureka! The Museum for Children, Halifax
  • The National Railway Museum, York


Qualia Limited, Office 29, York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4AG. 01904 692000

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