Tuesday 20 February 2018

You can now take a virtual reality tour of Buckingham Palace

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Emma Clark

You can take a virtual reality or interactive tour of Buckingham Palace thanks to the wonders of technology and YouTube.

Buckingham Palace has become the first UK landmark to be captured as part of a virtual reality initiative project that is aimed at schools. Of course, that doesn't exclude you from taking the tour.

You can take the tour via your browser, making it a video that you click or drag the mouse around to look around. But if you strap on a virtual reality headset, you'll get the full and more immersive experience.

According to a post by the Royal Collection Trust, this tour takes visitors through some of the Palace's State Rooms and highlights works of art from the Royal Collection that furnish them. The post says, "Starting at the Grand Staircase, learn about the history of the Palace as a royal residence, before discovering how the State Rooms are used today by The Queen for official events."

You can take the tour through the video below. We can imagine many more landmarks and tourist destinations will be given this treatment in the near future.

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