Torre Abbey in Torquay have just launched a new virtual tour of the site, which they hope will give people a taster of what to expect before they visit. The tour will also give those who may not be able to come to the Abbey in person a chance to experience the house and gardens as it allows viewers to fully immerse themselves in the site’s history. The virtual tour will also help visitors with additional needs who may need to see the space before arriving.

The new 360 digital virtual tour has been created thanks to a £7,000 grant from the South West Museum Development Recovery Grant Scheme. Although plans for the tour were in the works before the pandemic, the various lockdowns have proven that people should be able to access art and culture without barriers.

The team at Torre Abbey worked with a Devon-based filmmaker, Danny Cooke, to create the tour and people are encouraged to explore the house and gardens and discover fun along the way. Some of the artefacts featured in the film can be clicked on to reveal more information and a few additional films have been hidden throughout, creating a whole new visitor experience.

In the future, it is hoped that virtual treasure hunts can be organised and that additional events for the International Agatha Christie Festival in the autumn. You can check the virtual tour here.

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