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9/11 Museum Audio Guide app review: your guide to the events of September 11

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Introduction

If you're planning a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, then the 9/11 Museum Audio Guide is an app that you might consider having on your iPhone or iPad.

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This app aims to help users have a better experience of their visit to the museum by providing both first-person accounts as well as guided tours through each of the exhibitions of the museum.

You'll find this app in the Education section of the App Store, where it is available completely free of charge.

Let's take a closer look at its content and features.

9/11 Museum Audio Guide

Free

Three Guided Tours

The 9/11 Museum Audio Guide app will take up a mere 3.5 MB of space on your iPhone or iPad. This app features themed audio tours that cover not just the attacks of September 11, 2001, but also the attacks that took place at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.

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Within the app, there are three different tours covering the details of the archeological elements of the museum along with discussions regarding the design of the memorial.

Tours are produced by Acoustiguide and there are also VoiceOver featured tours for the visitors of the museum who are visually challenged.

Suitable for Adults and Children

The three main tours within this app are Witnessing History, Discovering History, and Building History. The Witnessing History tour is narrated by none other than Robert DeNiro, who will guide you through the various events and aftermath of the ill-fated day of American history. You will hear accounts of family members of the victims, the first responders, recovery workers, and others who were involved in the incident and its aftermath to help you get a sense of what it was like. You can choose between six languages or the American Sign Language.

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The Building History tour will guide you through the architecture of the building, giving you information on the design of both the original building as well as the museum. It will also help you get a sense of the archaeological remnants of the WTF which are present in the museum.

Finally, the Discovering History tour is the best option if you are taking your children along with you to the museum, as it gives a recollection of the events of that fateful day in a manner that is appropriate for kids ages 8 to 11.

9/11 Museum Audio Guide

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Witnessing History Tour narrated by Robert DeNiro
  • Age-appropriate Discovering History tour for children
  • Available in half a dozen languages along with American Sign Language
  • VoiceOver support for the visually impaired

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Final Words

The 9/11 Museum Audio Guide app is a must-have for those who are considering a visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. As you walk around the building and listen to the audio tours on your iPhone or iPad, it’ll give you a real sense of the sequence of events but also show you how people came together to help one another out in such dire times, highlighting the tenacity of the human spirit. Highly recommended!

 

9/11 Museum Audio Guide

Free
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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.