April 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018 |
A new interactive digital trail brings history to life at Doddington
Our tapestry collection can now be seen in a completely new light thanks to the high-tech tour. Simply scan objects and tapestries in the Hall with your smartphone or tablet to discover more about each piece.
The family-friendly Gamar trails use augmented reality to animate objects such as the unicorns and characters featured on the tapestries. It includes interactive games, the chance to design your own tapestry, save designs and photographs and share them on social media.
‘Jolly’s Tapestry Trail’ begins when the Hall opens for the 2018 season on Easter Sunday and will be available right through to the end of the season on 30 September. The Hall is open every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 12pm–4.30pm.
The significant collection of tapestries includes 17th century Flemish tapestries that have hung in the Yellow Bedroom since the 1760s. The conservation of these tapestries is now being carried out in the Drawing Room and allows visitors to see and learn about the conservation project first-hand.
The Unicorn Trail
You can also use the Gamar app to explore the gardens with our new ‘Unicorn Trail’, simply look out for the unicorns on black slates and scan them to find out more about key areas of the gardens. The Gardens are open every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, 11am–4.30pm.
The app is free to download and use. Normal House and/or Gardens admission applies.
Enable location services to find Doddington and make sure to load the trail(s) you wish to use prior to visiting. If you don’t have your own smart device, there are a small number of tablets available to borrow (for the Hall trail only).
Photography: Doddington Hall/Sean Strange Photography