Common Ground @ Peckover House

Drama workshops, 3D scanning, historical dress-up, virtual reality, script-writing, High Tea…just a handful of things a group of young people got up to while creating a virtual tour of Peckover House!

What happened?

Watch the video below for an overview of the project, then carry on reading to find out what happened next.

Video by Will Fielding

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, from 15 June to 7 July 2021, a group of young people joined theatre-maker Michelle Roche at the National Trust property, Peckover House.

With the help of the fabulous young artist, Skye, the knowledgeable National Trust team, and tech wizards Curatours, Michelle supported the group through various drama workshops to unpick the history of the building and make a virtual tour based on items that interested the team.

As if this wasn’t already exciting enough, the group were able to dive deep into the history of The Peckovers, whilst learning how to 3D scan objects, even testing out virtual reality headsets!

Photo credit: National Trust Images

Behind the scenes

What’s next?

On 3 August, the group reunited for a well-earned celebration day where they saw their completed virtual tour in action using pretty impressive headsets and VR technology.

The event even included a garden party with tea, cakes, friends, family, music, and tours led by the young people – and what better setting to celebrate in than the elegant Peckover House and walled garden?

Watch this space for further info about the tour going live to the public. 👀