from liverpool.gov.uk (full story)
The Liverpool Culture Company, which is responsible for the city’s European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008, has devised a two hour walk and listen guide to the city’s top 16 must-see heritage attractions.
For just a £15 deposit visitors will be able to navigate the World Heritage city’s 800 year history equipped with a free guide and a digital trigger which activates a DVD within panels installed at the attractions.
The Heritage Audio Tour of Liverpool will be available in seven languages. It will enable visitors to tour the city at their own leisure and hear all about some of Liverpool’s famous buildings, people and places – from the fab four and the builders of the Titanic, to the world’s first commercial dock to Britain’s biggest cathedral.
The digital innovation is the latest phase of a £1 million campaign called ‘Connecting Liverpool’ which has revolutionised the look of the city’s street signage, way finders and heritage plaques as the city gears up to welcome an expected extra 1.5 million visitors in 2008.
The DVD’s will be installed in December 2005 for testing and are planned to be available in January 2006. The digital pack will be available at the city’s 08 Place, hotels and attractions. Walkers have the option to return the trigger with money back or keep it and use it again and again.