Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase App – Bringing the Landscape to Life

Cranborne Chase Chase and Chalke Heritage Fund

Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase is an exciting new Augmented Reality App to help you delve into the secrets of the past.

The Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase AR App

Cranborne Chase is bursting with fascinating history. The Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership has developed a free phone app that helps you explore the history and stories from this area. 

The app will show you a map of the area, with key locations highlighted. You then take a real world trip to those locations, and the app will bring the history of that location to life once you reach the locations.

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The Time Travellers app has been designed to help you find out more about the local area and help you explore this amazing landscape. With the help of real life actors and historians the app allows you to meet characters from the past such as Pitt Rivers and Thomas Hardy.

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Experience the Time Travellers of Cranborne Chase App

Start exploring!

Meet the Neolithic farmers, a Bronze age horse warrior and Roman soldiers on Martin Down National Nature Reserve, experience Iron Age life at Winklebury Hillfort, immerse yourself in Iron Age and Romano-British village life at Woodcutts.

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Meet Claudia Lucilla a Roman noblewoman in Wimborne and famous architect John Bastard in Blandford. Infamous 18th century smuggler Isaac Gulliver will greet you as you enter the graveyard St Mary’s Church in Sixpenny Handley, while in Shaftesbury Thomas Hardy enthusiastically explains how the town influenced his novels.

General Pitt Rivers, considered by many to be the father of modern archaeology, introduces you to his estate and to his archaeological work at Salisbury Museum and Larmer Tree Gardens, and John Bastard, architect and builder, explains Blandford Forum’s dramatic history and how it rose again from the flames.

Colour us in!

Download this fun colouring-in sheet for kids, featuring Archie, Olivia and some of other the characters from the App!

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