Canada's Penitentiary Museum

Canada's Penitentiary Museum, the award-winning museum dedicated solely to the preservation and interpretation of the history of our federal penitentiaries! Located at the birthplace of the Correctional Service of Canada in Kingston Ontario, the museum is housed within the former Warden's residence of Kingston Penitentiary.

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the challenge

The Museum website had an outdated design which made if difficult for users to find the information they were looking for.

the result

An updated website design and intuitive navigational structure, that includes drop down menus, makes it easy for site users to find any of the content on the site easily. The website design also features elements of skeuomorphism, providing a 'real life" touches to the overall look. Custom development was also used to make adding a large number of Artifacts to the site easy to do while still keeping standard layout and content for each Artifact page to ensure consistency.

the product


Information Architecture

Anayltics & Keyword Strategy

Messaging & Positioning

User Experience Strategy

Content Strategy

Market Research

Web Design

Mobile Friendly



Web Application



Content Management System

Graphic Design


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