Ever wondered why Derry is referred to as the 'Island City'?
The answer awaits in the latest virtual reality experience developed by the TIDE project partner Derry City and Strabane District Council (DCSDC), now open to the public at the Tower Museum. The 'Island City' VR Experience invites locals and visitors alike to delve into the city's captivating history in an entirely immersive way. Brought to life by cutting-edge virtual reality technology, the 'Island City' VR experience offers a unique journey through time, tracing the evolution of Derry from its ancient origins to its modern-day incarnation.
This highly interactive VR journey invites participants to traverse the Foyle, showcasing the incredible transformation of the River Foyle from its raw Mesolithic beginnings to the vibrant modern city we recognize today. As users soar with a bird's-eye view over a meticulously designed 3D landscape, they can witness the evolution from dense forests and mystical standing stones to the contemporary urban sprawl of bricks and glass.
Covering pivotal periods from the earliest settlements and the Siege of Derry to the Age of Migration and the challenges of the Second World War, the Island City VR experience offers a literal hands-on encounter with Derry's rich past.
Don't miss the chance to embark on this remarkable journey through time and witness the evolution of the 'Island City.' The 'Island City' VR Experience is now open to the public at the Tower Museum. Immerse yourself in the past and present of Derry like never before!