We have pioneered the application of augmented and virtual reality to the presentation of some key heritage settings, ranging from Hexham Abbey and Norwich Cathedral to St Stephen’s Chapel in the Palace of Westminster. 

Our immersive VR experience of the camp of a Viking army was seen by 75,000 visitors to the Vikings: Rediscover the Legend Exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum, and won the Excellence in Media Arts prize in the 2017 York Culture Awards.

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Centre for Digital Heritage
cdh@york.ac.uk
@cdhyork

Case studies

Other Eyes

The Other Eyes project aims to better understand and transmit the experiences of past people using virtual embodiment and immersive technologies.

St Stephen's Chapel

Colleagues at the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture used 3D visualisations to explore the Royal Chapel of St Stephen and its conversion to the first dedicated House of Commons.

Viking VR

We worked with the Digital Creativity Labs and York Museums Trust to develop an innovative museum experience using virtual reality.

Stories in the sky

In collaboration with the Residents' Association of Park Hill in Sheffield, we built an app to use when touring Park Hill flats.

Contact us

Centre for Digital Heritage
cdh@york.ac.uk
@cdhyork