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Explore the mansion house on our new virtual tour

Written by Rachael Norris, 10th March 2021

Immerse yourself in history of the Mansion House, see the famous Calder Stones and find out where the loos are, in our brand new virtual tour. 

Over the last year we’ve embraced digital technology like never before - from taking our Shared Reading groups online to streaming live events straight to your living room. Now, we’re bringing you a brand new virtual tour of the Mansion House and the Calder Stones, so you can rove and roam from the comfort of your own home. 

Explore the many rooms of the restored 19th century building, discover human markings made on the 5,000-year-old megaliths at the rear of the Mansion, or wander into one of the Reading Rooms, where Shared Reading sessions take place. 

As well as being a brilliant resource for the armchair-curious, our interactive walkthrough tour is a great tool for improving visitor experience and accessibility.  

Operations Manager, Bronwyn Wictome explains: The map enables users to create a clear journey through the house, so they can see things like toilets, fire routes, stairways and liftsWe hope it will be a valuable resource for those with ASD, anxiety, limited vision and other levels of assisted needs who could benefit from familiarisation before visiting.  

The virtual tour will also be really useful for people who want to find out more about hiring space in the Mansion House for private events such as conferences and special celebrations.  

The tour was created by Di-Transform, a Liverpool-based company that specialises in virtual tours and ‘reality capture’ (less scary than it sounds), using 360° photography and drones to create digital 3D models of all sorts of spaces.  

Take a look at their handywork by taking the tour for yourself, and get in touch if you have any questions about visiting us by emailing info@thereader.org.uk

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