Our new photosystem at popular scare attraction, The London Bridge Experience, is now up and running, bringing an extra thrill to visitors in search of spine-tingling entertainment.
The technology works on the same principles as the photosystem at The World of Beatrix Potter, including the means to measure key performance indicators such as the number of pictures taken and the number of items sold, and yet the visitor’s experience of using it is a very different one.
Rather than being one element of a broader retail offering to choose, The London Bridge Experience uses the system as an integral part of the visitor experience. In fact, having your photograph taken by actors in character builds the tension before you enter the tombs, setting the scene for the rest of your visit. The more terrified your pose, the more impressive the finished photo will be.
After an experience full of sounds, smells, and spooky settings, with shocks and surprises courtesy of a grisly cast of characters from the more gruesome corners London Bridge’s history, why not take away a personalised photo souvenir?
On leaving the tour, the ticket that was provided at your photo shoot is scanned and your picture displayed, ready for purchase as a memento of a frighteningly fun visit.
It was great to be invited to the launch event at Heritage Quay on the 20th October – a fabulous resource that makes the University of Huddersfield’s heritage collections more accessible to everyone, free of charge, thanks to a grant of £1,585,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The guests had a good time exploring the exhibits and playing with the multi-touch tables and, of course, the interactive Gesture Wall that provides a gateway to the archives.
Vice Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan CBE introduced Gary Verity, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire and Humberside who performed the opening honours with the theme of inspiration. We were delighted to hear him describe the Gesture Wall, “You will not get much more inspirational than a giant toy like that.”
It’s been fantastic to work with the team at Heritage Quay – congratulations on a brilliant launch event.
And many thanks for the kind words, Sarah.
“Thanks for coming, and for all the last minute tweaking & working! We had a good time and got lots of really positive feedback – as you’ll have seen/heard, everyone LOVED the multi-touch and the BCS…”
Sarah Wickham, University Archivist & Records Manager at University of Huddersfield
Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Research carried out by Manchester Business School was integral to the development of the interactive wildfire risk tool that was part of a suit of interactive exhibits for Fire Aware, part of the Peak District’s Moors for the Future project. This educational tool is the first of its kind in the UK combining weather and geographical data to give a real-time picture of the relative fire risk across the moors.
The project has recently featured in the Manchester Business School’s newsletter. Click on the link to read the full article…
Fire Aware featured by Manchester Business School
The Fire Aware development, part of the Peak District’s Moors for the Future project has been featured in Fire Times, regularly read by fire service professionals.
The article discusses the role of educating the public, citing the fire service adage that the three main causes of wildfire are men, women and children. The interactive system, developed with the University of Manchester’s School of Environment, Education and Development, included games to help the youngsters learn more about the part they can play in preventing wildfire as well as real-time and historic interactive maps of fire risk that provide context for understanding the risk.
Click on the link to read the full article…
Fire Aware feature in Fire Times