National Trust at Glastonbury

The outdoor experience dome at Glasto 2010 © Tamasine Johnson

The outdoor experience dome at Glasto 2010

2010 saw us attending Glastonbury festival - bet you never thought you'd see that!

We thought it was about time we took a good dose of fresh air to this huge event, just to remind everyone that as well as looking after historic houses and estates, we also look after some of the country's most fabulous outdoor spaces - including the iconic Glastonbury Tor – a much-loved landmark for the festival.

This year the festival celebrated its 40th year. Did you know that Michael Eavis chose the site for the first ever stage based on a convergence point of ley lines that link the festival fields with the Tor itself? As part of the birthday celebrations we worked to reconnect that link.

We had a fantastic time telling people about the work we do in the Outdoors, and were so warmed by the reception we received from members and non members alike.

To see a little of what we got up to, take a look at our short tour of our on-site Glastonbury experience: the Outside Inn. You can also see a selection of our pictures from the festival here.

Many people have been in touch to ask who created the experience in our Glastonbury dome. We used two talented experience designers, based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, called Helen Bentley and Vanessa Bellaar Spruijt They worked to bring a real sense of the outdoors into our Glastonbry dome.Find out more about the designers behind the exhibit by reading their blog.

We were also really lucky to work with audio artist Andrew Binnie, who created two stunning soundscapes for our chill out area. These were inspired and created from the specific sonic qualities of two National Trust sites.

The first soundscape took visitors on a journey through Lydford Gorge, to where the River Burn and River Lyd meet. The second invited you to experience the beautiful coastal Holnicote Estate and explore the Bossington Marshes.