Museum trails


I specialise in creating guides, trails and maps for museums and historic houses. I can write, illustrate and design a complete package, including interactive elements to help families get the most out of their visit.

Clients include numerous National Trust properties, the V&A, Historic Royal Palaces, Keats House, The Garden Museum, the Southbank Centre, the London Museum of Water and Steam, and the Petrie Museum (UCL). For the Southbank Centre’s guide to their newly-restored organ, I collaborated with children to create appealing and unique artwork. You can see lots more examples of my trails here.

“Working with Jane Porter is always a pleasure and a joy. She’s so creative, friendly and collaborative in her approach that she makes planning a project or commission together a very enjoyable process. Her illustrative style is playful, colourful and unique which works particularly well for a younger or family learning audience. She was also great at writing informative, engaging and age appropriate text for our family trails at Kensington Palace, working closely with our collections, stories and learning team.”
Jenny Wedgbury, Learning Producer, Adult Learning Team, Historic Royal Palaces

“Jane is a fantastic person to work with. The beautiful illustrations she drew for our Influential Black Londoners trail really brought the trail to life and were perfectly targeted to the families and schools we were working with”.
Gemma Bending, Community Engagement and Learning Officer, National Trust (Sutton House, Hackney)