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 experiences that are engaging, meaningful and accessible.

Company Background  

Qualia Creative Limited was formed in 2009. The company shortened its name in 2016 to emphasise its core expertise in providing new experiences that people can connect with. Qualia has developed an excellent reputation for combining innovative thinking with place-specific designs, public engagement and interactivity. The company has also worked on many listed buildings, scheduled ancient monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

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

Qualia celebrated ten years of successful trading in September 2019. This milestone achievement owes much to having a clear mission from the outset. 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.
  • Group Collaboration and Challenges
  • Collaborative Play
  • Sensory Exhibit Interface
  • Immersive Environments
  • Hands on Learning Environments

Recent clients include:

  • The Foundling Museum, London
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Restoration People
  • Blackburn Cathedral
  • The RNLI Lifeboats Charity, Poole
  • Cartwright Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Bradford
  • Paragon Creative
  • Whitby Museums Trust
  • L&R Consulting LLP
  • Barnsley MBC
  • The Heritage Angel Limited
  •  Merlin Arts
  • The Discovery Museum, Newcastle

  • 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
  • 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

© Qualia 2020