The History Whisperer exhibition offers a unique, interactive experience where you can digitally explore the Hall’s vast and varied history inside its iconic architecture.
It follows the story of protagonist Livie and the trial of her brother Jack. As the story progresses, visitors can get a taste of a prisoner’s journey, from being taken through the prison gates to living in a cell awaiting trial to being taken up into the court for sentencing.
St George’s Hall is a Grade I listed building, meaning the existing architecture had to be perfectly preserved and unaffected by the installation process.
To avoid any damage, the Immersive team maintained the conservation of the building by attaching the fixed equipment to the mortar of the brickwork rather than the brick itself.
The History Whisperer has proved a massive success since its opening date, selling out all 2500 tickets in 24 hours for the exhibition’s trial week. St George’s Hall’s Head of Heritage Development & Preservation Alan Smith said the exhibition has been “fantastically well-received”, and they’re looking to see “how to develop it going forward to add more digital interpretations” soon.