Using immersive technologies – to providing museum visitors with an immersive
experience of a 19th century curing yard – the site if which is now occupied by the Timespan museum
building. Enabling museum visitors to travel back in time to see what the curing yard looked like from
equivalent, present-day vantage points.
Please visit Timespan Museum.
Our depiction of Edinburgh was inspired by a drawing in the British Library made by
the English military engineer Richard Lee in 1544.
The underlying landscape was generated from modern Ordnance Survey map data, which we then overlaid with
earlier plans of Edinburgh to form the basis of the street plan. The buildings were modelled by our
digital artist, Sarah Kennedy. Both the terrain and buildings were then imported into the Unreal gaming
engine. From this model in Unreal we then produced a range of media, including a virtual reality
experience, videos, photospheres and traditional still images.
For more on this project visit Edinburgh 1544 Website for further information.