Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is one of five heritage sites to benefit from funding in augmented and virtual reality experiences through the Coastal Communities fund.
wAVE Immersive Experiences in Museums
The wAVE project brings together the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Museums Partnership, and Falmouth University. Through this project, emerging digital technology is being brought together with human-centred design to create new cultural experiences.
In a recent trip to Bletchley Park and the RAF Museum London, the wAVE group tried out immersive experiences that brought the D Day landings and the Dam Buster raids to life.
Using high-tech audio-visual techniques and virtual reality headsets the two experiences helped to immerse the visitor in a more emotive and multi-sensory encounter.
This technique helps to connect the visitor to the feelings and emotional impact of the story and creates more of a spectacle event around the pre-existing exhibitions and traditional interpretation.
Immersion at the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno
Currently, the museum is working on several digital projects in augmented reality and immersion with wAVE, Cornwall Museums Partnership and Falmouth Games Academy. These projects are redefining how the museum communicates the stories of global communication and the history of telegraphy.
If you would like to know more about our ground-breaking digital projects or if you would like to become a volunteer and get first-hand experience email us at [email protected]
To plan your visit go to: Visit/Opening times & prices
Winter opening times:
(Saturday 2 November 2019 – Friday 27 March 2020)
Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:30 am to 4 pm (last admission is at 3 pm).
Telegraphers’ Tea Room open on these days 10:30 am to 3:30 pm