31 Mar ‘23
Omagh Library, 1 Spillars Place, Irishtown Road, Omagh, BT78 1HL
StoryTrails features digital experiences that invites residents to experience Omagh like they’ve never seen before through augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and an immersive emotional map of Omagh. The experiences centre around Omagh library as well as on the streets of Omagh itself. Or you can experience it from the comfort of your own home by downloading the Story-Trails app.
Immersive technology allows audiences to travel through time and space to experience the place where they live in new and magical ways. You can explore stories across virtual and augmented reality and via a series of installations by visiting the StoryTrails station at your local participating library. 92% of participants in StoryTrails said they’d learnt something new about their town or city using AR. Download the Story-Trails app here and see what you can discover for yourself about Omagh.
Outside the library you can start a guided bespoke augmented reality trail which takes you on an interactive tour of Omagh. All equipment can be borrowed for free from the library. Local landmarks are transformed to become interactive scenes through which you can explore history at or close to the location it took place in. Created featuring archive footage and recordings from the BBC, BFI and Northern Ireland Screen and local and national archives you can uncover untold stories presenting a window into the past.
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Download the free StoryTrails app and explore our AR trails in your town or city, or at home!
Guided by the Story-Trails mobile AR app you will be led at your own pace to different story points along a fixed route. If doing the trail on location, you will enter a virtual story portal outside the local participating library to begin your StoryTrails experience. Or you can access any of the 15 StoryTrails locations trails from home via the Story-Trails app. Using a mix of stunning augmented reality experiences that remix the BFI, BBC and Northern Ireland Screen archive, you will experience history where it actually happened, revitalising the streets upon which you stand with new voices and untold stories of the past. Inside the library you will be immersed in a unique virtual map of Omagh made up of 3D models, and audio stories captured on location.
Omagh Library has two big entrances on the ground floor, the main library entrance is big but you need to go up some steps. There is ramp access if you go through the car park and turn right and use the other entrance. The library is a 3 minute walk from the main high street, with a pedestrian path, and is very accessible. There is a bus stop opposite the library. There are accessible toilets on the ground floor. All the areas inside the library showing content are accessible by wheelchair.
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