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London's Natural History Museum presents world-first VR experience with David Attenborough
POSTED 22 Jun 2015 . BY Tom Anstey
The experience is powered using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition virtual reality headset Credit: Natural History Museum
London’s Natural History Museum has teamed up with Atlantic Productions and Samsung to bring a world-first virtual reality experience to the UK institution.

Using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition virtual reality headset – powered by the Galaxy S6 smartphone – David Attenborough’s First Life is a fully immersive experience which brings to life the dawn of living creatures on Earth from 540 million years ago.

Created by television company Atlantic Studios’ virtual reality production team, Alchemy VR, the 15-minute experience is based on the museum’s research and sends visitors on a dive through ancient waters, with commentary from Sir David Attenborough. During the immersive experience, visitors will see long-extinct animals such as the Opabinia, Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia.

“We’re always looking for new ways to challenge the way people think about the natural world – its past, present and future,” said Sir Michael Dixon, director of the Natural History Museum. “We know virtual reality technology can transport us to impossible places. This is a compelling example of how technology can revolutionise how we experience museums.”
Credit: Natural History Museum
David Attenborough’s First Life brings to life the dawn of living creatures on Earth from 540 million years ago
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London's Natural History Museum presents world-first VR experience with David Attenborough
POSTED 22 Jun 2015 . BY Tom Anstey
The experience is powered using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition virtual reality headset Credit: Natural History Museum
London’s Natural History Museum has teamed up with Atlantic Productions and Samsung to bring a world-first virtual reality experience to the UK institution.

Using the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition virtual reality headset – powered by the Galaxy S6 smartphone – David Attenborough’s First Life is a fully immersive experience which brings to life the dawn of living creatures on Earth from 540 million years ago.

Created by television company Atlantic Studios’ virtual reality production team, Alchemy VR, the 15-minute experience is based on the museum’s research and sends visitors on a dive through ancient waters, with commentary from Sir David Attenborough. During the immersive experience, visitors will see long-extinct animals such as the Opabinia, Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia.

“We’re always looking for new ways to challenge the way people think about the natural world – its past, present and future,” said Sir Michael Dixon, director of the Natural History Museum. “We know virtual reality technology can transport us to impossible places. This is a compelling example of how technology can revolutionise how we experience museums.”
Credit: Natural History Museum
David Attenborough’s First Life brings to life the dawn of living creatures on Earth from 540 million years ago
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Blue whale ousts dino in battle for centre stage at Natural History Museum


Dippy, a diplodocus cast that has for 35 years welcomed visitors to the famous Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London is to be replaced in summer 2017 by a blue whale skeleton.
Natural History Museum receives £5m donation


The Natural History Museum’s central hall is to be renamed after a £5m act of philanthropy from Sir Michael and Lady Hintze.
Niall McLaughlin Architects wins Natural History Museum redevelopment contest


The Natural History Museum (NHM) has announced Niall McLaughlin Architects, in collaboration with Kim Wilkie, as the winners of their Civic Realm competition to redesign the grounds of the London attraction.
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Off the back of the success of the first round of Everyday Heritage Grants in 2022, Historic England is funding 56 creative projects that honour the heritage of working-class England.
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