Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant we're bringing the Wellington into the 21st century through an immersive interactive experience for all the family.
We are creating a level of augmentation that will allow our visitors (schools and the general public) to experience steering HMS Wellington as it was on convoy duty.
What you’ll see from the wheelhouse is not the River Thames and the Victoria Embankment where the ship is moored. You’ll be in the middle of a convoy, still in the ‘real world’, but what you see and feel is augmented with digital images and sound.
Come and respond to the Captain’s commands, steer the ship using the ship’s wheel, use the telegraph to tell engineers the required speed, engage with the ASDIC to search for enemy U-boats and fire the hedgehog bombs from the wheelhouse on the ship. A fun educational attraction for groups of adults and children alike.
Imagine yourself in the role of Officer, Watch or Look Out back in the Battle of the Atlantic, where the Wellington escorted around 100 missions to protect the merchant shipping carrying much needed supplies to sustain the nation.
Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to all the players.