A Window on the Past. University of Edinburgh, Old College Augmented Reality app

Explore the origins and development of The University of Edinburgh, centred on the site of the Old College Quadrangle. Design by Luma 3D Interactive

The story of this location involves churches, battles, queens, murder, world-changing discoveries and much besides…

You have the opportunity to learn more about this history and, in particular, the archaeology and architectural development of Old College, through this interactive app which has been commissioned by the University as a guide to help visitors navigate and explore the site.

The app presents a 3-dimensional visualisation of the site based upon extensive recent archaeological excavations and a broad range of historical and early visual sources. 

Use the app’s interactive timeslider to chart the evolution, history and architectural development of this complex site over 800 years:

iPad app available from the App Store