The Virtual Reality Weekend is a special initiative, offered at the British Museum and its technology partner Samsung, that is essentially the museum's first ever virtual reality visitor experience. The project allows visitors to virtually explore a Bronze Age site featuring objects from the museum's physical collection.
The various artifacts were 3D-scanned and placed in their original settings using Samsung Gear VR headsets. Among the objects featured in the virtual reality environment are a pair of interlinked gold bracelets that were discovered at Woolaston in Gloucestershire in the UK, and are considered a treasure.
The Virtual Reality Weekend may be a new initiative, but it looks set to inspire further such initiatives at other museums, with virtual reality headsets having the power to transport visitors to the distant past.
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