Iphone apps for the culture hungry

March 10, 2011

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With over a million apps to chose from the process of identifying the best can be confusing and time consuming. This article aims to select a few of the best apps for culteral consumers. They have been selected because they are visually stunning and informative – they are the apps that offer you virtual reconstructions of museum exhibitions – allowing you to browse through centuries of treasured artefacts from your sofa. Their accessibility and low cost offer you a highly tantalising and rewarding experience.

London: British Museum £2.99

This app offers iPhone users an audio and visual guide to a fascinating collection of historical artifacts: look and learn about the Rosetta Stone, statues and sculptures. Listen as the Parthenon Sculptures come to life. Discover why the Benin Bronzes were spattered with human blood. Hear how the Easter Island statues caused anarchy. Star app rated in The Sunday Times Top 500 Apps 2011 and shortlisted for best tourism experience in BT Visit London Awards 2009.


Quirky London £1.19

Use on your iPhone or iPad for an impressive guide to London’s hidden gems . This is the app to buy if you want to discover the smaller art galleries and enjoy their cultural feasts.

The new iPhone app, Quirky London is packed with museums, art galleries, pubs, clubs and venues that make London truly great.  Quirky London aims to uncover the city’s secrets and present them to you in one easy-to-follow guide complete with maps, images and the nitty gritty info you need for your visit.


Ashmolean in Oxford £2.99

The Ashmolean museum of art and archeology in Oxford has the acolade of being the world’s first university museum opened in 1683. This app works well as a companion to your visit as it is a talking guide to 50 of the most important objects in the museum’s collection.


British Library: Treasures £2.39

If you are a book lover as well as a technosmart then you will find this app essential as a way of exploring rare exhibits such as Nelson’s Trafalgar Battle plan written before the battle, Jane Austin’s Teenage writings, the Beatles handwritten lyrics, and the world’s oldest Bible are some of the many treasures to wet your appetite.

This app will provide you with a truly multimedia experience including over 100 of the Library’s greatest collection items, 250 high-definition images, over 40 videos providing expert commentary, textual interpretation for deeper understanding, as well as up to date information about the Library’s current exhibitions.
The HD version is available for download globally for iPad for a price of £3.49
  • If you want to find these treasures go to apple itunes store
  • Need an iPhone in order to access these apps – visit our buy online webpage


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