THIS month the public will be able to experience a dynamic new exhibition at RAF Cosford museum site which will explore the background of the legendary German Dornier Do17 bomber and its recovery - thanks to a £75,000 grant.
The creation of the ‘Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone’ has been funded by Wargaming, an award winning global game publisher and developer.
The grant of £75,000 has allowed the museum to work with redLoop: the Middlesex University Design and Innovation Centre, to develop new approaches to the display.
A number of interventions will tell the story of the Dornier, its recovery from the waters of the Goodwin Sands, three miles off the coast of England and conservation - in both the Museum’s physical and digital spaces.
The public will also be able to see an augmented reality Dornier flying above the museum, showing the aircraft as it would have been seen in 1940.
Visitors will be able to view this through their smart phones via a newly developed app.
Additionally exhibits at both sites will display multi-media content - from footage of the Dornier in action in 1940, to film of the recovery operation and the chance to witness the Dornier in action in the Wargaming release World of Warplanes.
The launch of the exhibition will be on Wednesday, October 16.