Heritage Pathway Site Trip & Museum Workshop: Winchester

This term’s Heritage Pathway trip will be to Winchester! In this session we will visit, explore and evaluate 878 AD, an immersive visitor experience recreating a crucial moment in Winchester’s history by combining VR, live acting and historic collections. During our visit, we will explore the experience, which was designed by the Hampshire Cultural Trust in conjunction with Ubisoft, the leading video game company responsible for Assassin’s Creed, before going out into the City to test the associated app. We will then move to the Arc, Winchester’s cultural hub located in a grade II-listed building, for a bespoke workshop with Oxford staff and the Hampshire Cultural Trust team. Throughout the day, we will consider the following questions:   

  • What value does an immersive experience provide? 
  • Does an immersive experience add to your understanding of the heritage site and its story? 
  • What role does gamification play?  
  • What audience might be particularly attracted to, or conversely, alienated by, such technology? 


Please could anyone interested in attending please email training@humanities.ox.ac.uk. The booking deadline is 21 February 2024.