Virtual Reality: Bringing Museums to Life

30 March 2018

Virtual Reality: Bringing Museums to Life

Posted By Paul Forster
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The Natural History Museum recently commissioned Sky VR to produce their ‘Hold the World’ project- bringing modern technology into ancient worlds.

When visiting a museum or stately home, we’re used to having glass or barriers between us and the collections due to their age or importance, but now it is becoming more common for the museum & heritage sector to utilise Virtual Reality to allow its visitors a closer look than ever before.

Using a headset and controller, visitors to the Natural History Museum will be able to virtually view, handle and enlarge various objects and specimens in the collection whilst being guided by legendary natural history broadcaster, Sir David Attenborough. You’ll even be able to pick up a whole Stegosaurus!

The project has similarities to an aspect of work that Peel Interactive were commissioned to produce for York Mansion House, for which we digitally recreated their antique silverware collection so that visitors can enlarge and rotate the pieces via a tablet device.

Virtual Reality can be a great educational tool, which is why it is growing in popularity amongst the museum and heritage sectors.

For more information about the Natural History Museum’s ‘Hold the World’ project, go here -

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