BARDEUM app by Museum Edutainment | Step inside the stories of a historical site
With Museum Edutainment’s new mobile app BARDEUM: “don’t just see the sites; step inside their stories”, visitors can go beyond dry boring facts on tiny plaques at museums & historical sites and step inside educational & entertaining stories. Guided by the world’s best storytellers, users become part of intrigues, deceptions, and fascinating events of the past. The BARDEUM app by Museum Edutainment is free on iOS and Android. Experiences range between $3.99 and $4.99 per download.
Will these kind of mobile apps be the future of history? We really like the idea of walking around a memorial, a park or historic site and listening to stories from the past told by storytellers. Just think of all the beautiful stories one can write and tell about Amsterdam for example. And if told by influencers it might even be popular with very young people! The fact that you can download the app for free and only have to pay for the experiences is another great push to start listening to stories from the past.
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The BARDEUM app by Museum Edutainment | Are apps like this the future of history?
According to the press release from the BARDEUM app by Museum Edutainment is their app the next generation of tourism experiences 2021. At this moment you can already listen to stories at the next sites in London: St. James‘s Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. In Washington to stories about the Korean War Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Washington Monument and the World War ll memorial. Stories in the planning about Rome – Colosseum, Circus Miximus and Palatine Hill. In Florence they plan a story around a City Center Walking Tour – The Unveiling of Michelangelo’s David by bestselling author Laura Morelli (The Giant). And in France they will start by telling stories about the Palace of Versailles (near Paris), with stories about the King’s Apartments (Decadence & Diversions by Leslie Carroll as Juliet Grey) and The Queen’s Suite (Revolution Comes to Versailles by Leslie Carroll as Juliet Grey).
Some examples of the stories already available
St. James’s Park in London– Death of a King: The Path to Execution transports visitors back to the 30th of January 1649, as King Charles I was paraded through the park to his execution at Whitehall. Written by historian and best-selling author Lord Charles Spencer (Killers of the King) and narrated by actor Anthony Howell (Selfridges).
Kensington Gardens in London – Tales of a Mistress in the Georgian Court, written by BBC historian Tracy Borman and narrated by actress Flora Montgomery, allows visitors to travel back to 1734 and become walking companions to Henrietta Howard, mistress to King George II.
Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC – Eric Blehm, NYT bestselling author (Legend) has written Behind Enemy Lines which tells the incredible true story of Roy Benavidez and his heroic acts on May 2, 1968.
World War ll Memorial in Washington DC – Gregory A. Freeman, author of The Forgotten 500 has written Field of Fire telling just one of the countless stories that exemplify the sacrifice of those who fought in WWII.
Coming this summer: Colosseum in Rome – Blood & Sand written by Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Scarrow (Eagles of the Empire) and narrated by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Game of Thrones, Oz).