Wednesday 08 November 2017

English Heritage Partners with Google to Unveil Historic Sites

Do you want to explore different historic sites in England? You can now view a walk around tour of around 30 different English Heritage sites from the comfort of your own home.

English Heritage this week announced their partnership with Google to publish images of rarely seen historic works of art and archaeologic sites online.

The partnership is part of Google’s Arts and Culture section, providing insights into the heritage and culture of locations across the world.

The English Heritage locations that are available to explore online include: Kenilwood Castle, a royal medieval castle built in the 1120s; York Cold War Bunker, built in 1961 to identify and record nuclear explosions and measure ensuing radiation levels; and the Durbar Room in Osbourne House, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s private home on the Isle of Wight, which was also used recently for the filming of Victoria and Abdul.

Each location is accompanied with information on the history of the site and why it is of historic importance. Where relevant, there is also information on the restoration process and historic objects located at the site.

View the English Heritage locations currently available on Google.