Ross-on-Wye has a rich and fascinating history. Through the millennia the town has seen Roman forts and Anglo Saxon palaces. Viking raids from the river and major battles during the English Civil War all form part of the rich historical tapestry of this beautiful town on the banks of the Wye. Kings, generals, politicians and poets have all played their part, and an exciting new initiative, a ‘Museum without Walls’ is being developed to celebrate the vibrant history of the town using cutting edge technology to bring the past to life for residents and visitors alike.
Augmented reality enables us to construct digital, animated, three-dimensional representations of buildings and features that have been lost to time. Using smart devices you will be able to walk around the town and see it as it once was; Ross-on-Wye will literally become a digital ‘Museum without Walls’. Over the next few years a group of volunteers from the town who have banded together in an organisation called ‘CreateROSS’ intend to design and deliver a minimum of 12 augmented reality exhibits that between them celebrate the town through the ages. The first exhibit has now been created and you can see for yourself how the ‘Museum without Walls’ will work. It is called the Lost Fountain and it exists digitally on the Prospect.
Supported by Herefordshire’s a Great Place, a Herefordshire Cultural Partnership cultural development project delivered by Rural Media. Great Place is co-funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery, with support from Historic England.