Newport is using QR Codes to share the city’s history

POSTED BY on Sep 3 under QR Codes

Newport city, UK, is going mobile by using QR Codes to share the city’s history with tourists and locals.

The QR Codes are posted all over the city and when scanned with a mobile device people can learn more about the specific location via a mobile website where locals have published witnessed events, stories that were passed through generations, archive videos and vintage photos.

The project is named Newport Explorer and is bringing people back in time.

One of the most popular locations is the Westgate Hotel, where the Newport Chartist Rising happened.

Other locations include the Belle Vue park, Lower Dock Street, the Ye Olde Murenger and John Frost Square.

The QR Codes can be found on info boards designed to provide additional information about a specific location, but also can be found on lamp posts, where the information is available online only.

Source: flickr.com

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