A team of apprentices based at Adastral have been working in collaboration with the Bawdsey Radar Museum to produce a virtual reality application that will be run on an Oculus Quest 2 device in the museum.
The VR application will provide visitors with the opportunity to appreciate the sheer scale of the 360ft transmitter towers that used to stand on the site in ways that cannot be realised through traditional exhibits. Users are able to climb the towers to understand the perspective of the engineers who maintained them whilst British spitfires, often flown out of the RAF base that used to exist on the Adastral Park site, fly overhead.
The museum opens at 11am and the application will be in the museum for 5 of their opening days over the school summer holidays starting on Thursday the 28th July.
Visit the museum on these dates to try out the new virtual reality experience:
- Thursday 28th July
- Sunday 7th August
- Sunday 14th August
- Sunday 21st August
- Sunday 28th August
A trailer for the application can be seen on Workplace here: https://bt.workplace.com/100036978264043/videos/2026814214147285/
To hear more about how the application was developed check out this podcast covering all things in the realm of extended reality where Adam Morsman (Project Lead) and Ben Newman (Head Developer) attend as guests:
To plan your visit see the museum website: https://www.bawdseyradar.org.uk/visit/