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New digital trail brings Wymondham to life

Hop back in time with an exciting new ‘state of the art’ trails app that has launched in Wymondham.

The new free-to-download app will lead you on a walking tour of the south Norfolk market town to discover some of the key moments of Wymondham’s varied history or to follow a GoGoHare sculpture as he becomes an animation, leading visitors on a ‘virtual’ treasure hunt.

Starting from the Market Cross, children will be able to see Henry the ‘Moon-gazer’ Hare come to life, leading them on a journey to try to find his lost belongings and answer all his quiz questions en route.

Adults can enjoy a ‘walk through time’ to see Wymondham’s history come to life on their smart devices. See the market place as it was in the medieval period, experience Robert Kett’s camp before his rebels took Norwich in the famous uprising, witness the construction and deconstruction of the Abbey through the ages, see the great fire of 1615 and learn about the murders at Stanfield Hall, to name a few!

Wymondham Trails Henry the Hare

The visuals created with augmented and virtual reality are stunning – and you may learn a few things along the way…

There also are virtual reality headsets at both the Heritage Museum and Wymondham Leisure Centre that are free to use and will transport you back to 1549 where you can experience the key moments of the famous Kett's Rebellion. This incredible immersive experience is just over 4 minutes long and suitable for the over 12s.

The app's augmented reality superimposes computer-generated images onto the real-world view through a smart device (phone, iPad, tablet, etc) bringing Wymondham’s varied heritage stories, or Henry the Hare, to life in ways you never thought possible!

The app also includes a directory of local businesses and places to visit nearby so you can make a day of it.

For the best experience, download the app before you go and check the website for more information and instructions - www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/wym-trails

This augmented reality app interpretation scheme was funded by a £116,000 grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and delivered by South Norfolk Council.

Wymondham Trails
Virtual reality headsets for the Wymondham Trails

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