We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to create a tablet-based experience to guide visitors around the newly restored Victorian Prison and archaeology area of Lincoln Castle.
For the last few months we have been working with the team at Lincolnshire County Council to create a two-fold experience that will allow visitors to discover untold stories from the castle’s fascinating history.
The ‘Castle Explorer’ will build on the success of Lincoln Castle Revealed, an ambitious £22 million project that has restored the landmark to its former glory. The project is a new chapter in the thousand-year story of one of England’s finest Norman castles, transforming William the Conqueror’s imposing building into a world-class heritage attraction.
The castle is home to one of only four surviving 1215 Magna Carta and recently reopened to the public – just in time to celebrate the great charter’s 800th anniversary.
We were lucky enough to be invited to the castle’s official opening earlier this week. The day was a great success with everything from unicycling jesters to HRH The Princess Royal herself entertaining the crowd. We were over the moon to join in the festivities and celebrate being part of such an important heritage project.
As part of our work on the ‘Castle Explorer’, we have been sifting our way through vast volumes of content from the castle archives that has provided us with an amazing insight into its rich, diverse and often grizzly history.
Cllr Nick Worth, Executive Member for Culture and Heritage at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "During the Lincoln Castle Revealed project, archaeologists and researchers have delved through history, uncovering intriguing artefacts and many fascinating stories.
"Working with Magnetic North we'll bring these stories to life, enabling visitors to 'dig deeper' into the history of the castle, using digital technology in an innovative way."
With the castle now open to the public, we can’t wait to see the ‘Castle Explorer’ enhance the visitor experience of such a wonderful heritage attraction. We’ll share more details when we prepare to launch later this year. For more on Lincoln Castle, visit www.lincolncastle.com .