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Step back in time with Museum of London iPhone app

Step back in time with Museum of London iPhone app

A new app that puts an historical twist on augmented reality has been created for the Apple iPhone by the Museum of London.

By integrating the iPhone's camera with its GPS capabilities, the Streetmuseum app can deliver a unique experience that overlays images from the past on top of the famous London landmarks as they are today.

If you point your iPhone in the direction of Buckingham Palace the Streetmuseum app will paste on the picture of Emmeline Pankhust taken in 1914 as she was being marched away from the seat of the British monarchy.

The harsh landscape created by the 1941 Blitz is visible on the relative serenity of Victoria Street thanks to the app and many more sights around the Capital have been given this eerie, poignant treatment.

You can download the Streetmuseum app from the App Store right now and it is being produced in order to promote the Galleries of Modern London exhibition which is being shown at the Museum of London.

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