WWII Touch-screen deployed at Chelmsford Museum!

Prepare for a call to arms at Chelmsford Museum! A WWII touch-screen has just taken up its post.


Essex County Council, World War 2 Touch-screen

The World War 2 touch-screen, Essex County Council


Ugly Studios were commissioned by Essex County Council to develop a variety of resources as part of an EU-funded WWII Heritage project with international partners from the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. We have already released a number of interpretive trails across Essex (supported by display boards and leaflets) but this touch-screen was envisioned to allow users to explore Essex’s built heritage from within the Museum.  



ECC World War 2 touch-screen

Detail of the touch-screen interface, complete with ‘secret code’ interactive


Visitors are invited to take part in a game, quizzing their ability to recognise photos of WWII relics in the Essex landscape. There are levels about coastal defences, land defences and anti-aircraft defences; helping everyone to tell their pillboxes from their Spigot Mortar enclosures.

Visitors can also explore an interactive map to find WWII heritage in and around their home towns and favourite places. People are also encouraged to explore further: the pillbox-inspired kiosk design is equipped with leaflet racks displaying our trail leaflets.



Testing out our pillbox-inspired design!


 Chelmsford Museum is open Monday-Sunday (excluding Fridays during term-time).


Edit: Paul Gilman of Essex County Council was on ‘Essex Quest’ on BBC Radio Essex, talking about the WWII Heritage Trails and Touch-Screen. Have a listen! He’s on from 1:32:00 to 1:37:50 : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gb1cx


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