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Corinium Museum gets set to launch stunning new mobile phone app!

Events at Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Cirencester’s Corinium Museum is anticipating a rush of interest in all things Roman when it launches a new mobile phone app early next month.

The ‘Romans’ app, created by local business TapMob, will give visitors to the town and the museum an in-depth experience of Roman Cirencester, including all the key archaeological sites, an enhanced tour of the Museum, and teacher and pupil learning resources for primary and secondary schools. It will be available to download via the Apple App Store and Google Play store from 4th of March for use on for use on iPhone, iPad and Android Phones and Tablets.

Amanda Hart, the Museum Curator, is looking forward to the launch of the new ‘Romans’ app:
“This project has been a long time in development so the entire Museum team are excited that it is finally becoming a reality. We are all delighted with the app and we hope that locals, Museum visitors and visitors to the town can now benefit from this technological development.
Commenting on the details, she added:

“This is a godsend for anyone who wants to know about the most fascinating period in Cirencester’s history. The app includes artists’ impressions of what the town and its people looked like, and photographs of objects found during local excavations, which are now on display in the museum. The Town Tour uses GPS navigation to pin point your location within Cirencester as it is now and as it was laid out by the Romans. The main Roman sites are represented and you can hear archaeologists talking about the excavations, see photographs of the excavations taking place and find out what objects were discovered at each of the sites.

“Also included is a walking tour around the town to visit the different sites. I can also recommend the Learning Zone, which is ideal for anyone teaching the Romans, or for children studying the Romans in school. You can even test your knowledge with the fun interactive quiz all about Roman Cirencester and download the activities pack which is full of exciting activities to try your hand at.

“The response to the app has been very positive so far when tested by visitors and volunteers at the Museum. Classes from Deer Park School and Powell’s Primary School also gave it the “thumbs up” before its launch.”

Cllr Barry Gibbs, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Arts, was equally effusive about the technology:
“I’m sure this app will introduce a whole new audience to the wealth of Roman history on our doorstep - this bodes well for the local tourism industry as well as providing a boost to the learning resources in schools and at the museum itself.

TapMob’s Managing Director, Laith Clark, commented:
“‘We are very proud to have partnered with the Corinium Museum to create this app, which is unique on the App Stores, looks stunning and presents a huge depth of content for anyone downloading it.”

For more information contact the Corinium Museum or phone 01285 655611.

Explore Gloucestershire
29 April 2013

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