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Steelos Gallery Exhibition (Magna)

Posted on February 29th, by admin in Case Study, Mapping, Museum, oral history, panels. Comments Off on Steelos Gallery Exhibition (Magna)

Audio Trails were chosen to design and build a permanent exhibition (with a twist) that welcomes visitors to Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

Magna is an exciting journey into the world of steelmaking. The Templeborough steelworks (as it was called) was once the largest electric melting shop in the world and the site’s industrial history stretches back to Roman times. ‘Steel, Peech and Tozer’ was the company, but everyone called it ‘Steelos’.

Previously the concrete bunker through which visitors first entered Magna was dark and uninspiring. With funding secured through the Heritage Lottery Fund, Magna were able to commission Audio Trails to turn this dour space into a vibrant exhibition that reveals the 2000 year history of steelmaking on this site.

The interpretation panels provide a timeline and insight into the people that worked here. You can listen to their stories and read more about the site’s history on … Read More »



Tring Heritage Trail App and Education Pack

Posted on September 29th, by admin in Case Study, Education, Heritage apps, Museum, Tales and musings. Comments Off on Tring Heritage Trail App and Education Pack

As part of Tring 700 initiative – celebrating the heritage of 700 years of Tring as a market town – Tring Together wanted to create a Heritage Trail that introduces visitors to sites of historical interest around the town.

Audio Trails were commissioned to create an HLF-funded location-aware app for iOS and Android, and an education pack. Both the app and education pack contain information and fun activity points along the trails. The app includes our fun SUPERimpose feature – allowing you to take photos that match historic archive photos – creating your own ‘Then & Now’ collection.

The education pack can be used on its own or to complement the Tring app.  The pack supports curriculum planning and activity suggestions are relevant to a range of learning outcomes in Key Stage 1 and 2.

Audio Trails were chosen for the project because … Read More »



Fields Unsown audio trail

Posted on December 23rd, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study. Comments Off on Fields Unsown audio trail

During the First World War, Gilliat Edward Hatfeild, the owner of Morden Hall, offered his home to the War Office for use as an auxiliary hospital.  A hospital for around 100 men of below officer rank was established in the hall.

Through research supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Attic Theatre uncovered some of the lost stories of Morden Hall’s unique contribution to the First World War.  The stories of the gardeners who left the Hall to go to war, the soldiers who recovered in the grounds of the Park and the young women who embarked on nursing careers were turned into a performance in September 2014 and captured for posterity as an audio trail for you to enjoy at any time.

To access the audio trail and route directions please visit Attic Theatre’s website.

Dan was very easy to … Read More »



South Pennine’s audio trail and podscroll

Posted on March 18th, by admin in Audio Trails, Case Study, Podscroll. Comments Off on South Pennine’s audio trail and podscroll

Pennine Prospects initially commissioned us to undertake a series of oral history recordings for a ‘Watershed Landscape Lives’ DVD, which captured the passion of those who visit, enjoy or make their livelihood from the South Pennines.

Since then we have also produced:

– The Piethorne Reservoir Audio Trail is a story of people and water. More specifically: increasing numbers of people craving increasing amounts of water. This is also a story of dramatic change.

– The Reservoir Spotters Guide Podscroll helps you explore the South Pennine reservoir landscape and identify architectural features and some of the varied wildlife you might see whilst walking near an upland reservoir.

– The Sheddon Clough Podscroll will help you explore the unusual limestone hushings at Sheddon Clough on foot.

A podscroll is simply a digital booklet that can be downloaded onto your smartphone/iPod etc and viewed when you want … Read More »





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