Virtual Hobart Town App

Available now for Apple and Android devices.  Click on a link below to start your journey.

 

 

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Welcome to 1820s Hobart Town.  Join us as we explore the capital of Van Diemen’s Land, the most feared penal colony in the British Empire. The wharf is a hive of activity, tall ships are anchored in the harbour, bullock trains are slowly moving goods through the town and chain gangs are hard at work while soldiers keep a watch.

 

Use your smartphone or Ipad to experience convict-era Hobart Town in Virtual Reality. View 360-degree scenes that explore different aspects of daily life in the colony of Van Diemen’s Land, in each scene, you will find archival records embedded into these scenes. Meet historic characters recreated from convict records, view buildings in their original surroundings and witness historic events.

 

Embark on your tour as a self-guided exploration utilising GPS based navigation to guide you to each viewpoint. Or explore in the comfort of your own armchair, anywhere in the world.  The tour is an engaging experience of colonial Hobart, while the accurate reconstructions and detail make it an ideal educational tool.

 

 

 

AppleLogo.png
GooglePlay.png

Welcome to 1820s Hobart Town.  Join us as we explore the capital of Van Diemen’s Land, the most feared penal colony in the British Empire. The wharf is a hive of activity, tall ships are anchored in the harbour, bullock trains are slowly moving goods through the town and chain gangs are hard at work while soldiers keep a watch.

 

Use your smartphone or Ipad to experience convict-era Hobart Town in Virtual Reality. View 360-degree scenes that explore different aspects of daily life in the colony of Van Diemen’s Land, in each scene, you will find archival records embedded into these scenes. Meet historic characters recreated from convict records, view buildings, and their original surroundings and witness historic events.

 

Embark on your tour as a self-guided exploration utilising GPS based navigation to guide you to each viewpoint. Or explore in the comfort of your own armchair, anywhere in the world.  The tour is an engaging experience of colonial Hobart, while the accurate reconstructions and detail make it an ideal educational tool.

Features:

* Explore 360-degree scenes.

* Each viewpoint explores a different aspect of life in colonial Van Diemen’s Land.

* Interactive buttons in each scene explore the stories and introduce historic characters.

* Sounds scapes and narration included (scenes are best viewed with sound on).

* View historic artworks and newspaper articles placed in historic and spatial context.

* Options for a physical self-guided tour or a remote experience.

* GPS enabled navigation to guide you to each viewpoint (self-guided tour option).

* VR goggles are supported but not required.

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