Get the most out of the York Science and Innovation Grand Tour 2012.
Sponsored by Aviva.
This is your own personal guide to a free walking tour of captivating images and fascinating stories celebrating the city of York’s phenomenal achievements in science and innovation.
Discover 60 large-format, science and innovation themed, educational, fun and inspirational exhibits displayed in prime locations around the historic streets of York from 30 May to 31 August 2012.
Review the entire collection of exhibits in the app and create your own tour by tagging your favourites to then go and discover in the streets. You will then be able to scan the QR code on each exhibit to find out more about the image, the story and the great people responsible for it, as well as share your discovery on Facebook.
York has an amazing strength and reputation in science, technology and innovation, continually transforming the economy in and around York for centuries. York people and businesses are outstandingly entrepreneurial and enterprising, and York can be proud of many global and groundbreaking achievements.
You don’t have to be interested in science! But you will be amazed by the compelling large scale images which will lure you towards some amazing stories. The people of York have made huge contributions to everything from astronomy and the science of flight to geology and, more recently, biology, medicine and information technology. Armed with the Grand Tour App you will be able to easily discover what a phenomenal city York is.
Not only a specific guide for York Science & Innovation Grand Tour, the App is also the perfect guide for a first visitor to York, as the trail will take you around all the important sites and main attractions of the City.
Catering for all levels of interest and knowledge, each image will display a QR code which you can scan from within the App to access further information about the image, the story and the great people responsible for it.
- Easy to use, the App displays all the Exhibit precise locations on a map so you can view ‘on the move’, and see which ones are close to you.
- Access all the images and stories in the palm of your hand.
- Create your own tour by selecting your Favourites from the entire list of Exhibits.
- Scan the QR codes on the Exhibits to access further information.
- Facebook autoshare lets you share your scanning activity with your friends. As you scan an exhibit QR code the App will post your activity directly to your Facebook timeline.
A comprehensive printed ‘Tour Guide’ is also available from the visitor information centre in York.
Sponsored by Aviva the York Science and Innovation Grand Tour is supported by: City of York Council, York Museums Trust, Visit York, The University of York, York St John University and SCY.