QR codes for Island launched

Thu, 21 Apr 2016

Culture Vannin is launching a major new resource to help people get the most out of visits to the Island’s important historic sites. A series of QR Code points have been placed across the Island from the Point of Ayre to Port Erin. QR stands for ‘Quick Response’ and the familiar icon, which looks like a square barcode, can be used to access a wealth of information. All a visitor needs is their smart phone or tablet, a 4G connection, and the QR Code app which is free and takes only a few seconds to download from any app store.Simply open the app, place the phone or tablet in front of the sign and immediately you are taken to the special webpage for that site. There you can access photographs, a description of the site, videos and, in some cases, an audio tour which brings you a wealth of atmosphere, sound effects and informed commentary about where you’re standing.
At the Point of Ayre you can see how the beach has been moving south over the years; at the Civil War Fort at Kerroogarroo you can hear a re-enactment of the surrender that took place in 1651; at Bride you can learn all about the WWII Radar Bunkers; on Mooragh Promenade there’s details of the WWII interment Camp; on Douglas Promenade there’s a wealth of archive photographs and videos; down south there’s interpretation at Langness, Scarlett, Close ny Chollagh where the mysteries of an Iron Age settlement are revealed, the summit of South Barrule where new laser aerial photography reveals previously unknown dwellings, and Cronk Howe Mooar outside Port Erin which turns out to be the remains of a 12th century motte and bailey castle.
Check out our promotioal video here for further information.