- Global users can now get an insight into 18th century Georgian life in Dublin through a virtual reality experience at www.numbertwentynine.ie/
- No.29 is one of a growing number of global museums embracing digital technology to attract new audiences
6 June 2017
Take an interactive journey through 18th Century Georgian Dublin, thanks to the launch of a new virtual tour offering by ESB.
To accommodate the redevelopment of its site next door at 27 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, ESB has temporarily closed No.29, Dublin’s Georgian House Museum. To ensure people can still enjoy the museum’s unique insight into Dublin at that time (1790-1820), ESB has introduced a virtual reality experience at www.numbertwentynine.ie/
Users can also step inside No.29 using Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR while the website includes an extensive picture gallery providing further information on the living quarters and artefacts from that time.
“No.29, Dublin’s Georgian House Museum, has welcomed thousands of visitors from home and abroad for years. Through this new interactive website, we are opening up the doors of this unique museum for a new audience to enjoy, and in turn learn all about Dublin home life during the Georgian time,” says Ronan Sheehy, ESB’s Group Services Manager. “We are now one of an increasing number of museums in the world to embrace digital technology to allow users totally immerse themselves in the arts.”
No.29 has been operated in association with the National Museum of Ireland since 1991. The website also offers a comprehensive local historical background, including information on the first occupant of No.29, Mrs Olivia Beatty.