Museum teacher Marcus Kossfeld was looking for a way to present the museum area to the public in lockdown and came up with the idea of sending visitors on a digital tour of the outdoor area. “In this way we can generate interest in the historical facility and immediately draw attention to our exhibition, which we hope will be shown again soon,” Dr. Werner Best, president of the Werner Association. He supported Marcus Kossfeld in designing the content of the digital tour, which follows the principle of scavenger hunting or geo-training.
If you want to try it out, you should download the ActionBound app if possible at home, which is available free on your mobile phone or tablet. Because there is still no public WLAN network on the site. “But it works”, assured Coesfeld. Then you simply scan the QR code on a window of the manor house and you get a quiz that introduces the history of the castle to users in a playful way.
For example, users have to guess how old the manor house is, what was found in front of the house during the excavation, where the defense tower stood or how long the bridge was on the trench. The player confronts historical plans and displays something that he can see in the museum after reopening. You get 100 points for correctly guessed stations, and they sneak into Gullak.
“Digital search travel through space and time is designed for families. But it can also be run alone or by other teams. And even when the museum is open again, the app is a good idea during the week to spend free time. This digital rally will be followed by digital tours. “I’m already working on a rally through a permanent exhibition as a sort of audio exhibition,” promises Kossfeld.