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10 digital experiences to take you inside Cornwall’s best loved Museums & Galleries

A great way to explore heritage venues from the comfort of your own sofa. Read on to discover 3D experiences, YouTube tours, aerial footage and interesting exhibit insights.

1. Bodmin Keap

Explore Bodmin Keep, Cornwalls Army Museum, with this 3D tour from Ocean 3D. Bodmin Keep is over 160 years old and is the historic home of the Army in Cornwall. This former headquarters of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry houses the museum and each of the 12,000 collection items has its own story to tell. You can explore the site and exhibits by moving around the museum with the click of a mouse.

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2. Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites

A short video giving an overview of the world heritage sites in Cornwall. Video features some great aerial shots as well as a snapshot of all the of mining sites scattered across the Duchy. See if you can name them all.

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3. Tate St Ives: Display Tour

Scroll through the Modern Art & St Ives gallery to get a taste of Tate St Ives. View popular works up close including works by Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron . The tour includes information about each artwork including the artist, medium, display caption, and technique and condition.

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4. Geevor Tin Mine

Watch how Soundview Media created their Accessible VR tour for Geevor Tin Mine. An interesting behind the scenes look into how visitors can explore the underground mines without leaving the surface.

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5. Penlee House & Gallery: Beyond the Canvas

A lovely overview of Penlee House and Gallery. This Beyond the Canvas video provides an insight into the some of the works housed there, including The Rain it Raineth Every Day by Norman Garstin, arguably the best loved work in the Gallery.

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6. The Tale of St Piran

A short dramitisation of the story of St Piran. Great way to learn more about the legend, see if you can spot some familiar Cornish faces too!

A film commissioned by Cornwall Heritage Trust.

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7. Museum of Cornish Life

Another 3D tour from Ocean 3D. The Museum of Cornish Life is housed in Helston’s former Market House, built in 1837, the structure you can clearly see through the tour, including the original granite floor. Walk through using the virtual tools and see exhibits ranging from archaeological evidence of the earliest settlers to the Lizard Peninsula to a fully stocked 1950s kitchen.

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8. Cornwall Museums Partnership: Community Matters

Be inspired by your local museum by watching this short video from Cornwall Museums Partnership. From Baby Paint & Little Fingers at Falmouth Art Gallery, to The Big Gig Project at National Maritime Museum, to A Story of Cornwall at Royal Cornwall Museum, this video is full of exciting projects.

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9. Falmouth Art Gallery: Beyond the Canvas

Another Beyond the Canvas video, this time exploring Falmouth Art Gallery and A Morning Gossip by Henry Scott Tuke. Find out more about this artwork and its place within Falmouth’s landscape.

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10. English Heritage Postcard from Tintagel

A Digital Postcard from English Heritage full of beautiful aerial shots of Tintagel and the rugged landscape that surrounds it. There is also a Digital Postcard for Pendennis Castle as well as other heritage sites further afield.

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