Craigdarroch Castle: Augmented Reality (AR) Interpretive Tablet Tour

Fill the castle with life

Victoria, Canada


Our augmented reality (AR) tour enhances the visitor experience at Craigdarroch Castle. Historic characters guide visitors through spaces that come to life in AR. Unobtrusive in the historic setting, the tablet-based experience uses animation, photography, and audio vignettes to tell stories about gender, class, and architecture. A window into the castle’s opulent material and social history, the digital tour offers a rich and engaging self-directed experience.

Scope Highlights

  • Augmented Reality
  • Concept Design
  • Creative Direction
  • UI and UX Design
  • Original Animation

Did you know you can visit virtually? Take the tour here.

When ngx began research into the Castle, our team discovered a cast of characters whose legacy is interwoven with Victoria’s colonial history.

We also found painstakingly restored interiors, hidden basement structures, and fragments of a bygone era scattered through the Castle. Each structural element, object, and character had a story to tell.

Storylines are built around the Castle’s historic inhabitants. Spoken audio performances breathe life into the characters as visitors explore questions of architecture, gender, and class.

Each lens revealed a different set of artifacts, historical characters, and uncover content relevant to that storyline.