The cathedral’s library and archives at your fingertips

Exeter Cathedral and its partners on the VISTA AR project have been working over the last few months to develop online experiences to enable you to enjoy the delights of this medieval building in an innovative way, even at distance.

Digital touch screens on desks have been installed in the Cathedral to present soon some of its historical treasures. Several thousand books and manuscripts have been collected over the centuries and digitised by the Cathedral. The Cathedral collaborated with its Library & Archives section and with VISTA, to make a selection of these relics available to everyone. In parallel with the tactile device, the experience is now also available on line so that you can explore the books from anywhere. 

Click on the link below to turn the pages:

TURNING THE PAGES –
DIGITAL BOOKS EXPERIENCE

 

 * This online experience is part of a research project looking at boosting visits to tourist sites; we would be very grateful if you could fill in the short survey that will follow to help us understand whether online teasers of new experiences can encourage people to visit in person.
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, managed by the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme and led by the University of Exeter.

More information on the Cathedral’s website:
https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/history-heritage/virtual-books/ 

Enjoy your reading !