Embark on a virtual journey as we unveil an innovative VR case study conducted in collaboration with the Newcastle Museum. Prepare to set sail and explore a series of historically significant ships brought to life through virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the virtual ship experience, where you can traverse different areas of the ship, get a feel for the for the crew experience and even witness the firing of the ship’s cannon. Although this pilot project was not installed in the museum, it serves as a proof of concept for future endeavours.

The Virtual Ship Experience:

In this captivating VR demo, we crafted a collection of meticulously recreated ships that once sailed the seas. The objective was to bring these historical vessels into the realm of virtual reality, offering visitors a unique opportunity to embark on a virtual boat experience. Within this immersive environment, you can freely move around the virtual reality ship, exploring its various parts and soaking in the atmosphere of a bygone era. From the majestic sails billowing in the breeze to the distant sounds of seagulls and crashing waves, every detail contributes to an authentic and captivating voyage.

Unveiling Hidden Depths:

Venture beneath the deck of the virtual ship to uncover its hidden depths. Traverse through narrow corridors and discover the inner workings of the vessel. Experience the sensation of being surrounded by the ship’s structure, immersing yourself in the rich history and craftsmanship of these remarkable ships.

Scaling New Heights:

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the virtual ship experience allows you to climb the rigging, ascending to the very top of the ship. Feel the thrill as you reach new heights and gain a unique perspective on the vessel’s grandeur. From this vantage point, you can appreciate the expansive view and gain a deeper appreciation for the art of sailing.

Cannon Firing Spectacle:

As part of the virtual ship experience, witness the excitement of cannon firing. Explore the boomboxes, where the ship’s cannons are housed, and witness the virtual spectacle as the cannons roar to life. Hear their power and marvel at the precision and might of these historical weapons. This immersive encounter adds an element of thrill and authenticity to the virtual ship experience.

Charting New Horizons:

Although this pilot project was not implemented in the Newcastle Museum, it serves as a stepping stone towards future collaborations. The virtual ship experience showcases the potential of VR in bringing history to life and engaging visitors in an immersive and educational manner. As technology advances, the possibilities for creating interactive and captivating experiences within museum settings are boundless.


The VR case study conducted with the Newcastle Museum unveils the untapped potential of virtual reality in museum exhibitions. The virtual ship experience offers visitors a captivating journey through maritime history, allowing them to explore different parts of a ship, climb rigging and witness the firing of a cannon. While this project may have remained a proof of concept, it sets the stage for future endeavours, where virtual reality can enrich museum experiences, bridging the gap between the past and the present. Prepare to be transported to uncharted waters as you embark on a virtual voyage like never before.