If you would like to know more about the creation of these tours, please read this article from Purcell UK, where a senior architect discusses the process of developing the model and its benefits for the museum and community.
Why this project?
These digital models help to preserve the heritage of this very important site, as well as adding to our growing Brunel knowledge bank.
By increasing virtual options, people all over the world can access this internationally important site remotely especially when physical visits are difficult.
We hope to generate learning and engagement projects based on the technology we now have in place – if you represent an educational institution, please get in touch and see what we can do with you to help bring Brunel into your curriculum. We are enthusiastic about helping to trigger an interest an architecture, historic buildings and engineering.
We have lots of exciting future plans following this first phase – keep an eye out for our upcoming projects!
We could not, of course, have done this without generous funding support from Historic England’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
Our thanks also go to Arcade Ltd for their technical wizardry, Tate Harmer and Purcell UK for their research and imaging, and Eric Kentley for his interpretation, support, and voice-over work, as well as our dedicated trustees, staff and volunteers.
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