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July 31, 2017

Visitor / Interpretation Centres

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

The Battle of Bannockburn, in 1314, was a seminal moment in Scottish history. In 2014, a new interpretation-led visitor centre was opened to mark the battle’s 700th anniversary. An innovative interpretive experience combines interactive and immersive 3D and digital storytelling to bring the battle to life for 21st century audiences.

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre won this category because:

The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre takes an intangible location – a battlefield - and successfully uses digital technology to interpret the site and themes in an interactive and immersive way. Here the media truly enhances the experience rather than being used for its own sake. The project meets learning objectives by combining this technology with live interpretation and object handling, and also allows a passive version of the experience. The project is based on good formative evaluation.

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