Museum of Lincs Life

'Bringing the Barracks

to life'

After securing funding from the Arts Council England, Lincolnshire County Council commenced the tender process to 'bring the barracks to life'. Following a rigorous tender process we fought off 25 competitors to secure the prestigious project.

Whilst the client recognised that augmented reality was their technology of choice, it was down to our expertise to demonstrate how AR could truly bring the agricultural and wartime collection alive.

In 1916 the World War One tank was invented and built by Foster’s of Lincoln. Today, through the fusion of AR and green screen filming techniques, visitors are transported back in time to meet Lance Corporal Ellison and can even ask him a few questions.

We used the same approach to enable visitors to meet Mr Liberty, a stern Victorian Schoolmaster, who educates you on punishment and the no nonsense school rules.

For the younger visitors, we have made history ‘sticky’ through games such as noughts and crosses – played through augmented reality in the Victorian desks. And a tank time trial challenge, which gives them 126 seconds to build the very first WW1 tank, that only took 126 days from invention.

The experience of augmented reality extends far beyond interactive presenters. Coupled with cutting edge 3D scanning, visitors can touch the otherwise untouchable - such as the magnificent Victoria Cross medal.

From cutting-edge 3D scanning, and Hollywood green screen techniques, to script writing, game creation and of course our innovative approach to instant augmented reality, we have created a museum experience that is worth recommending.

Lastly, and by no means least... we are extremely proud to announce that the 'Bringing The Barracks to Life' app won the Award for Innovation in the 2015 East Midlands Heritage Awards. Up against some stiff competition, the judging panel said of the app "seamless, excellent and very well delivered" and "...technology puts the collections stories at the forefront".