19th Nov, 2017

Visitors to Shakespeare's New Place will have the chance to meet the man himself

VISITORS to Shakespeare’s New Place are being offered the chance to go back in time to meet the man himself.

A new, free, augmented reality (AR) app brings the story of the house, in which he lived for nearly two decades and died in 1616, to virtual life.

The Bard himself guides the user on his journey from savvy investor and keen entrepreneur, to expert social networker and the most recognised, and wealthiest, playwright of his age.

The AR experience, designed by England’s Heritage Cities, is free to download and covers historic sites across 12 towns and cities in the UK.

New Place manager Chloe Malendewicz, said: “This is a new kind of cultural destination distinct from our traditional Tudor properties, and being part of this app will reinforce that point of difference.

“I look forward to seeing the app in action as visitors delve into some of the unusual and lesser known aspects of Shakespeare’s life here.”

Visit www.historic-cities.com/stories to download the app or alternatively from Google Play or the Apple Store.

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